Self-Control can be a defeating word for many people but Christ has not called us to be defeated. He has called us to be victors in this life and he even gave us the essential tools we need to exercise self-control when it seems too difficult.
God purposed to give us Jesus before He had even created time itself.
A frequently misunderstood scripture is seen in the light of God's grace and paints a beautiful picture of who we are in Him - justified and faultless.
Psalms 15 and 24 are similar - they provide a list of 'qualifications' to abide in God's presence. Through our understanding of grace, we now understand that these Psalms are prophetic and only one person was qualified by these lists - Jesus Christ. The good news is that in grace, we inherit these attributes in God and are fully qualified to stand in the Father's presence - just as Jesus is.
Grace makes me more aware of Christ and less aware of my sin and myself.
Jehovah Nissi, the Lord who is my Banner, has conquered every spiritual battle that we may face in our lives.