Oct. 25, 2020
40 Days Of Love
Love Is Not Easily Angered
“Love is not easily angered.”
1 Corinthians 13:5
2. How Do You Tame Your Temper?
a. Resolve to control it.
“A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.”
b. Remember the cost.
“A hot-tempered man…gets into all kinds of trouble.”
“Hot tempers cause arguments.”
“…anger causes mistakes.”
“People with hot tempers do foolish things.”
“The fool who provokes his family to anger and resentment will finally have nothing worthwhile left.”
c. Reflect before reacting.
“A stupid man gives free rein to his anger; a wise man waits and lets it grow cool.”
“A man's wisdom gives him patience.”
Ask Yourself These Three Questions…
Why am I angry? What do I really want? How can I get it?
“Lord, help me control my tongue; help me be careful about what I say.”
“Drinking too much makes you loud and foolish. It's stupid to get drunk.”
d. Release my anger appropriately.
“If you become angry, don’t let your anger lead you into sin.”
“A gentle answer quiets anger, but a harsh one stirs it up.”
e. Re-pattern my mind.
“Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.”
“Keep away from angry, short-tempered people, or you will learn to be like them…”
f. Rely on God’s help.
“Patience and encouragement come from God. I pray God will help you all agree with each other the way Christ Jesus wants.”
“The fruit of the Spirit is...patience.”
“Whatever is in your heart determines what you say.”
“I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I'll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that's God-willed, not self-willed.”