Alejandro modeled correctly dividing the truth as he presented the devotion Semester 2, Week 8, “Each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 1 Thessalonians 4:4. Our “self” produces desires we should not satisfy but instead “control.” We should “deny ourselves” and “take up our cross daily,” Jesus says, and follow Him (Luke 9:23). Matthew 5:29 says that “If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it from you.” This is the fierceness of self-control. Self-control is saying “no!” to sinful desires, even when it hurts. You shouldn’t “just” say “no!” You should say “no” in a certain way: By saying “no” in faith, in the power of Christ. Self-control is a gift. It is the fruit of the Spirit. How do we strive for self-control? Paul said, “I labor, striving according to the His power, which mightily works within me” (Colossians 1:29). When we really see that God is for us by grace through Jesus Christ, the power of wrong desires is broken. Therefore, the fight for self-control is a fight of faith. “Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of eternal life to which you were called” (First Timothy 6:12).