Fools, Anger, And Repentance

Do you ever lose your temper? This devotion offer some helpful Bible verses we all should know.

Scripture says fools vent their anger and refuse to repent but wise men repent and find mercy...

I'd rather not mention it, but Scripture says "Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy" (Proverbs 28:13). 

So here goes:
I sometimes lose my temper. 

Why? 

Oh, I could say that people or events provoke me or that I have good reasons, but the truth is this: I lose my temper because I'm a fool (and a sinner). 

Why a fool? Because:
  • "Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back" (Proverbs 29:11). 
  • "Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult" (Proverbs 12:16). 
  • "Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs" (Proverbs 19:11). 
 Of course, there's no value in telling you this unless I also tell you that: 
1. I repent when I lose my temper (1 John 1:9).
2. I do deliberate things to yield to God's Spirit so He can change me (Philippians 2:12-13).(1) 

Now it's your turn--ask God which sin you need to work on and do something about it! 

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 (1) Some practical ways to deal with anger:
A Practical Method for Overcoming Sins
Set Your Mind or Set Your Alarm  
Scriptures and Resources for Handling Anger  
5 Tips for Biblical Anger Management 

 

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Do you ever lose your temper? This devotion offer some helpful Bible verses we all should know.


4 comments:

  1. Dear Gail,
    This is so beautiful and fitting for me. I just read it to my husband and told him, he is wise and sensible, while I am sometimes a fool. I, too, loose my temper sometimes. Love the verses. Thanks for the leason.
    Debi

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  2. Very timely, thank you for a he artful resource

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  3. Without the indwelling Holy Spirit cannot have a changed heart and control my temper. Call me a fool.

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