Thursday, May 31, 2012

anger and our words

Stop being angry!
Turn from your rage!
Do not lose your temper—
it only leads to harm.

Psalm 37:8 
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A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. Proverbs 15:1
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Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful/perverse tongue crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:5
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A hot-tempered person starts fights;  but he who is slow to anger stops them. Proverbs 15:8
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Fools vent their anger/feelings, but the wise quietly hold it back. Proverbs 29:11
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As dead flies cause a bottle of perfume to stink, so a little foolishness spoils great wisdom and honor. Ecclesiastes 10:1
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But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Colossians 3:8
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With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. James 3:9-10
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Convicted and challenged by these verses. May our anger be controlled by the Spirit of God and our words be well pleasing to Him. Here are a few more that never fail to keep me in check and encourage me. 
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Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips. Psalm 141:3
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Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles. Proverbs 21:23
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Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21
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A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls (aka vulnerable). Proverbs 25:28
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Do not be rash with your mouth, and let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven, and you on earth; therefore let your words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:2
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Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14
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Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. Proverbs 12:25
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The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will. Isaiah 50:4

2 comments:

Mila said...

thank you for posting these! it reminds me to meditate on these ! it's so easy (especially at work) to get irritated with my coworkers. though it might not be full blown anger it still has the same effect. self control is so very important! xoxo mila

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