This is a brief lesson to aid in getting to know the meaning of ‘temperance’. The American Standard Version [(ASV) in 1901] was the first to translate egkrateia as ‘self-control’ in Galatians 5:23. Since that time modern translators have done the same. However, this lesson will focus on temperance as found in the King James Version.
A faithful person can be trusted in all things. Especially in devotion to God. Additionally, they are dependable in the workplace, at home, to family (especially in marriage), and at all times.
Fruit of the Spirit: For others to know you are a child of God people must see God in/through you. You must live in a way that is holy [from 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 (4)]. That does not mean you must/should wear a cross, carry Bibles, speak in tongues, or use religious words. In other words, let your fruit-bearing life show that you are a child of God. You are the light of the world, let your light [fruit-bearing life] shine! – Bishop Tim