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Thursday, April 17, 2014

CONTROLLING ANGER IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS

 
I learned something new the other day that just
fascinates me!  You can place a knife over a boiling pot
and no matter how high the heat, it will not boil over.
I've found that to be quite useful when I don't have time
to stand and watch a pot begin to boil.  I don't know how it
works unless the knife diffuses the steam as it comes up
and keeps the pot from boiling to the top.
Something else fascinates me too.  Did you know that God's Word
can diffuse our steam (anger)  if we apply it to our lives and not
just simply read it?  Some good encouraging Scriptures for this are:
Psalms 37:8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
Proverbs 15:18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.
Proverbs 29:22 A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression.
Proverbs 30:33 For pressing milk produces curds, pressing the nose produces blood, and pressing anger produces strife.
Proverbs 14:29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
Proverbs 19:11 Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.
James 1:19,20 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.