Daily Scripture Discipline and Self-Control: Part 1

Like Ezra, I want to set my heart to study the word of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach it to others.  (Ezra 7:10)

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of scorners.  But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.  And he shall be like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and whose leaf does not wither; and whatever he does will prosper.  (Psalm 1:1-3)

How can a young man keep his way pure?  By keeping it according to Your word.  (Psalm 119:9)

I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You.  (Psalm 119:11)

The Lord is my portion; I have promised to keep Your words.  I considered my ways and turned my steps to Your testimonies.  (Psalm 119:57, 59)

I have kept my feet from every evil path that I might keep Your word.  I gain understanding from Your precepts; therefore I hate every false way.  (Psalm 119:101, 104)

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.  I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes to the very end.  (Psalm 119:105, 112)

A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.  (Proverbs 12:16)

A wise man fears and departs from evil, but a fool is arrogant and bold.  A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, and a man of evil plots is hated.  (Proverbs 14:16-17)

A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but he who is slow to anger calms a quarrel.  (Proverbs 15:18)