Proverbs 25:28 Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.
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I think this is a literal statement. The City walls are it’s defenses. I interpret this to mean that if we do not exercise self-control we are the easily overrun and potentially destroyed by the enemy.
Wisdom is a defense as stated in Ecclesiastes, and wisdom gives life. Self control is based on wisdom. One controls himself/herself because s/he has learned through experience or sound doctrine that behavior has consequences. Though self control one acts, or refrains from acting, to achieve the desired results. If one does not have self control s/he becomes vulnerable to his/her environment and the intentions of others.
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