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September 16, 2013

September 16, 2013

September 16, 2013

"Realize the Cost of Your Anger"

“People with a hot temper do foolish things; wiser people remain calm.” Proverbs 14: 17

The Bible says there is always a price tag for un-controlled anger. Can you relate to any of these verses from the TEV?

"Hot tempers cause arguments but patience brings peace." Proverbs15:18"People with quick tempers cause a lot of quarreling and troubles." Proverbs 29: 22"People with a hot temper do foolish things; wiser people remain calm." Proverbs 14: 17"The fool who provokes his family to anger and resentment will finally have nothing worthwhile left. He shall be the servant of a wiser man."Proverbs 11: 29Whenever you lose your temper, you lose. Nobody wants to be around Mt. Vesuvius! The word danger is ‘anger’ with a ‘d’ in front of it. Here’s a truth: anger is dangerous.

When you’re angry you can lose your reputation, your spouse, your job and your health. Do you really want to put these at risk just for a few minutes of what you think will help you get your way?

Now medical research says that if you reduce the hostility in your life you can prolong it. When you use anger to motivate others, especially if it’s your child, you get a short-term gain but a long-term loss.

They may do what you want, but they resent it. The reason for that is anger always alienates. Instead of motivating people, they get apathetic to your needs and angry at you.

One way to manage your anger is to come to grips with how much it is costing you.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don