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Thought of the Day – Signs of True Integrity – Self Control

Characteristic of Self Control

I Samuel 12:3 – Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you. 

Verse Three – “whose ox have I taken?” – The ox is a symbol of power, humility and servitude. To take someone ox deprives them from working in their field, thus robbing them of their livelihood. Samuel asked the nation to judge his track record of nearly 50 years and tell him when he lusted after their property or possession.