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Hot-Tempered

Don’t associate with hot-tempered people  Pr. 22:24

Hot-tempered people starts fights Pr. 15:18

Hot-tempered people commit all kinds of sin Pr. 29:22

Hot-tempered people must pay the penalty Pr. 19:19

A fool is quick-tempered Pr. 12:16

A hot temper shows great foolishness Pr. 14:29

Some short-tempered men might get angry and kill you and your family Judges 18:25

Short-tempered people do foolish things Pr. 14:17

Positive Temper thoughts

Anyone who controls his temper calms a dispute

But the prudent person overlooks an insult Pr. 12:16

Being slow to get angry compares to great understanding Pr. 14:29

How to deal with hot-tempered or quick-tempered:

Self-Control

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  There is no Law against such things. Gal. 5:23

Instead, he must be  hospitable to strangers, must appreciate what is good, and be sensible, honest, moral, and self-controlled Tit 1:8

For this very reason, you must make every effort to supplement your faith with moral character, your moral character with knowledge, your knowledge with self-control, your self-control with endurance, your endurance with godliness, your godliness with brotherly kindness, and your brotherly kindness with love 2 Pet. 1:5-7

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The Tongue

Proverbs 18:21

The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences  

The many uses of the Tongue:

  • A lying tongue Pr. 6:17
  • His(God) words are upon my tongue 2 Sam. 23:2
  • The sweet taste of wickedness, melts under their tongue Job 20:12
  • My tongue will speak no lies Job 27:4
  • Keep your tongue from speaking evil Ps. 34:13
  • Your tongue is full of lies Ps. 50:19
  • Let my tongue sing about your word Ps. 119:172
  • O deceptive tongue, what will God do to you? Ps. 120:3
  • The smooth tongue of a promiscuous woman Pr. 6:24
  • Those who control their tongue will have a long life Pr. 13:3
  • A deceitful tongue crushes the spirit Pr. 15:4
  • The lying tongue tumbles into trouble Pr. 17:20
  • The tongue can bring death or life Pr. 18:21
  • Wealth created by a lying tongue is a vanishing mist and a deadly trap Pr. 21:6
  • Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble Pr. 21:23
  • A gossiping tongue causes anger! Pr. 25:23
  • A lying tongue hates its victims Pr. 26:28
  • Every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord Phil. 2:11
  • But no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison James 3:8
  • Your tongue cuts like a sharp razor Ps. 52:2
  • But the tongue that deceives will be cut off Pr. 10:31
  • The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing Pr. 15:2
  • My tongue shouts his praises Acts 2:26
  • If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself James 1:26
  • I will hold my tongue when the ungodly are around me Ps. 39:1
  • For my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet Ps. 45:1
  • Every tongue will declare allegiance to God Rom. 14:11
  • The tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches James 3:5
  • If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies 1 Peter 3:10
  • And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire James 3:6

 

The  consequences: 

  • Those who control their tongue will have a long life Pr. 13:3
  • The lying tongue tumbles into trouble Pr. 17:20
  • A deceitful tongue crushes the spirit Pr. 15:4
  • But the tongue that deceives will be cut off Pr. 10:31
  • The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing Pr. 15:2

Acts Chapter 4

Scene 1 Act 4

Man Crippled from birth, healed miraculously! Acts 3:7-10

 

By what power, or in whose  name, have you done this? Acts 4:7

Do you want to know how he was healed? Acts 4:9

  • Peter and John were confronted by the priests, the captain of the Temple guard, and some of the Sadducees (v. 1)
  • The leaders were very disturbed that Peter and John where teaching the people that through Jesus there is resurrection of the dead (v. 2)
  • The leaders arrested them (v. 3)
  • Many of the people who heard their message believed it (v. 4)
  • So the number of believers now totaled about 5,000 men not counting women & children (v. 4)

Cast of Characters 

  • Peter and John
  • The council
  • The captaining of the temple guard
  • Some of the Sadducees
  • Many of the people
  • All the rulers and the teachers of the law
  • Annas the high priest – Then Annas sent him, with his hands tied, to Caiaphas the high priest (John 18:24)
  • Caiaphas – was the person who had advised the Jews that it was better to have one man die for the people (John 18:14)
  • John – a member of the Sanhedrin
  • Alexander – was kin to the high priest, his name meant man defender
  • Other relatives of the high priest

The Question

  • By what power, or in whose  name, have you done this (v. 7)

  • Verses 8 – 12
    • Filled with the Holy Spirit
    • Rulers and elders  of our people, are we being questioned today because we’ve done a good deed for a crippled man?
    • Do you want to know how he was healed?
    • Clearly stated he was healed by the powerful name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, the man you crucified but whom God raised from the dead
    • There is salvation in no one else!
    • God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved

The Council’s Response 

  • Verse 13 – 15
    • They were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John
    • They could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures
    • They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus

The Proof

  • Verse 14
    • Since they could see the man who had been healed standing right there among them, there was nothing the council could say

Another question

  • Verse 16
    • What should we do with these men?
    • We can’t deny that they have performed a miraculous sign, and everybody in Jerusalem knows about it

The Response to the Proof

  • Verse 17
    • But to keep them from spreading their propaganda any further, we must warn them not to speak to anyone in Jesus’ name again

The Council’s Solutions 

  • Verse 18
    • So they called the apostles back in and commanded them never again to speak in the name of Jesus

The disciples’ response to the solution

  • Verses 19, 20
    • Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than him?
    • We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard

The council’s rebuttal 

  • Verses 21, 22
    • The council threatened them further, but finally let them go because they didn’t know how to punish them without starting a riot.
    • For everyone was praising God for this miraculous sign–the healing of a man who had been lame for more than forty years

  The prayer for courage

  • Verses 23 – 30
    • When they heard the report, all the believers lifted their voices together in prayer to God
    • O Sovereign Lord, Creator of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them
    • And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants great boldness in preaching your word
    • Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus

God’s response to the Prayer

  • Verse 31
    • After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.
    • Then they preached the word of God with boldness

  • Verses 32-35
    • All the believers were united in heart and mind
    • And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had
    • The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all
    • There were no needy people among them, because those who owned land or houses would sell them and bring the money to the apostles to give to those in need

Reflect  

  • Are the people around you amazed by the boldness that the Holy Spirit has empowered  you with?
  • Do others see you as ordinary with no special training but gifted with the extra-ordinary power of God?
  • Are you recognized as people who had been with Jesus?
  • How has our society today tried to keep modern day saints from spreading what they call propaganda?
  • How has our society today tried to keep us from speaking in Jesus’ name?
  • Are you obeying God are your society?
  • Have you stop telling people about everything you have seen and heard in the spirit?
  • Have you stop telling people about the love of God? John 3:16
  • Do you put Christ first in the major areas of your life and are you taking steps to separate from sin?
  • Do you maintain a consistent devotional life and are you growing in faith and intercessory prayer?
  • Are you openly identified with Jesus Christ where you live, work, and do you manifest a heart for witnessing?
  • Do you know how to give your testimony clearly?
  • Do you present the gospel regularly with increasing effectiveness?

Your thoughts:  

   My prayer 

  • O Sovereign Lord, Creator of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them
  • Give us, your servants great boldness in preaching your word
  • Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name  of your holy servant Jesus
  • Shake this meeting place Father God and fill us with the Holy Spirit that we may preached the word of God with boldness, in Jesus’ Name!  Amen!

Purpose of Proverbs – Ch. 1

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Of Proverbs

  • To teach people wisdom and discipline (v. 2)
  • To help them understand the insights of the wise (v. 2)
  • To teach people to live disciplined and successful lives (v. 3)
  • To help them do what is right, just, and fair (v. 3.)
  • To give insight to the simple (v. 4)
  • To give knowledge and discernment to the young (v. 4)
  • To help the wise to become wiser (v. 5)
  • To help those with understanding to receive guidance (v. 5)
  • To help all of us to understand that fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge (v. 7)
  • To show them that they need to listen to Wisdom’s counsel (v. 23)
  • To help them to understand that Wisdom desires to share her heart with them and to make them wise (v. 23)
  • To help them understand that Wisdom often calls and reaches out to us (v. 24)
  • To remind us not to ignored Wisdom’s advice (v. 25)
  • To remind us not to rejected the correction Wisdom offers (v. 25)
  • To keep us from being overtaken by disaster and calamity (v. 27)
  • To save us from eating the bitter fruit of living our own way and from choking on our own schemes (v. 31)

Wisdom says that she will laughlaugh when you are in trouble!  (v. 26)

Why? 

Because I(Wisdom) called you so often, but you wouldn’t come.  I reached out to you, but you paid no attention.  You ignored my advice and rejected the correction I offered. (v. 24, 25)

For this reason Wisdom says that she will mock mockyou when disaster overtakes you — when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster engulfs you like a cyclone, and anguish and distress overwhelm you . (v. 26)

Wisdom further states that when you cry for help, I will not answer.  ignoreThough you anxiously search for me, you will not find me.  (v. 28)

Why? 

Because you hated knowledge and chose not to fear the LORD.  Because you rejected my advice and paid no attention when I corrected you.  Therefore you must eat the bitter fruit of living your own way, choking on your won schemes. (v. 28, 29)

 

simpletonSimpletons turn away from me(Wisdom) to death (v. 32)

 

Fools foolare destroyed by their own complacency (v. 32)

 

But all who listen to me(Wisdom) will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm. (v. 33)

Memory Verse:  Proverbs 1:4 “These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young”

Let us Pray for the spiritual insight and strength to stay on the right path. 1eb7be86834c351f00d84c3db9cf2346

Proverbs 19 – Foolishness Ruins lives

It’s the 19th day of the month and that means we all should be in the 19th chapter of Proverbs.

Theme:  25 things that can ruin your life

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Verse 3 is the foundational starting point today.  It states, “People ruin their lives by their own foolishness then are angry at the LORD.”

Lesson #1: 25 Ways one can ruin one’s life according to this chapter of Proverbs.

Key Learning:  Foolishness that ruins your life key2success

  1. being dishonest and a fool (v.1)
  2. having enthusiasm without knowledge (v.2)
  3. being hasty and making mistakes (v.2)
  4. allowing ones foolishness to cause them to be angry at the LORD (v.3)
  5. being in poverty which drives your friends away (v.4)
  6. being a false witness and a liar (v.5)
  7. despising your poor relatives and friends (v.7)
  8. being a fool who lives in luxury (v.9)
  9. being a foolish child (v.13)
  10. being a quarrelsome wife (v.13)
  11. being lazy and sleeping soundly (v.15)
  12. being idle (v.15)
  13. despising the commandments (v.16)
  14. not disciplining your children (v.18)
  15. being hot-tempered (see post on hot-tempered(v.19)
  16. not getting all the advice and instruction you can (v.20)
  17. making many plans and not considering the LORD’s purpose (v.21)
  18. not being loyal (v.22)
  19. being dishonest (v.22)
  20. being a mocker, and simpleminded (v.25)
  21. mistreating your father and chasing away your mother (v.26)
  22. not listening to instructions (v.27)
  23. being a corrupt witness and making a mockery of justice (v.28)
  24. having a mouth of the wicked that gulps down evil (v.28)
  25. not understanding that punishment is made for mockers are and the backs of fools are made to be beaten (v.29)

Review 

  1. Are you honest in all of your dealings?
  2. Have you ever notice that you have rush out so excited that you forget to get all of the information needed to complete the task?
  3. Does your hasty ways cause you to make a multitude of mistakes?
  4. Do you find that you are regularly angry with the LORD?
  5. Do you have your foolishness in check?
  6. How’s your relationship with your father and mother these days?
  7. How well do you listen to instructions?
  8. What is your Loyalty based on, honesty or dishonesty?
  9. Has your hot-tempered ways caused you to pay the penalty lately?
  10. Do you help the poor on a regular basis

Lesson #2: General observations that you just might want to consider

  • To acquire wisdom is to love yourself (v.8)
  • People who cherish understanding will prosper (v.8)
  • Keep your life by keeping the commandments (v.16)
  • When you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD and he will repay you (v.17)
  • Discipline your children while there is hope, otherwise you will ruin their lives (v.18)
  • Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life (v.20)
  • You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail (v.21)
  • Loyalty makes a person attractive (v.22)
  • Fear of the LORD leads to life, bringing security and protection from harm (v.23)

Enough Said!  1eb7be86834c351f00d84c3db9cf2346  It is truly Prayer Time!

Proverbs 17 – Sensible/ Foolish People

It is the 17th of the month everyone, and we have been presented with another great day.  I hope you woke up with a song on your heart regardless of what is going on in our world.  Even if you have rain or snow I hope that you have learned how to sing or play in the rain as well as the snow.

If you are following this study then you should be studying chapter 17 of Proverbs.

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Today I focused on verse 24 of this chapter, which states, “Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.” 

Theme: Sensible people, Foolish children

So, who are the sensible people and the foolish children in this chapter and what can we learn from them and what impact does that have on us today?

Key Learning: The LORD tests the heart of Sensible as well as the foolish people to check their motiveskey2success

Lesson #1: Sensible people

  • Wise servant (v.2)
  • Those who forgive a fault (v.9)
  • A person of understanding (v.10)
  • A friend who is always loyal (v.17)
  • Brother born to help in time of need (v.17)
  • Those that have cheerful hearts (v.22)
  • Sensible people (v.24)
  • The godly who are good (v.26)
  • A wise person who uses few words (v.27)
  • A person with understanding and is even-tempered (v.27)

Lesson #2: Foolish people

  • Disgraceful child (v.2)
  • Wrongdoers who eagerly listen to gossip (v.4)
  • Liars who pay close attention to slander (v.4)
  • Those who mock the poor (v.5)
  • Those who rejoice at the misfortune of others (v.5)
  • Those who dwell on a fault to long (v.9)
  • A fool (v.10, 12)
  • Evil people who are eager for rebellion (v.11)
  • A fool caught in foolishness (v.12)
  • Those who repay good with evil (v.13)
  • Those who start quarrels (v.14)
  • Those who acquit the guilty (v.15)
  • Those who condemn the innocent (v.15)
  • Those who pay to educate a fool (v.16)
  • Those who guaranteed another person’s debt (v.18)
  • Those who put up security for a friend (v.18)
  • Those who love to quarrel (v.19)
  • Those who trust in high walls (v.19)
  • Those with crooked hearts (v.20)
  • Those who use a lying tongue (v.20)
  • A rebel (v.21)
  • Those with a broken spirit (v.22)
  • The wicked that take secret bribes (v.23)
  • Those that pervert the course of justice (v.23)
  • The fool whose eyes wander to the ends of the earth (v.24)
  • Foolish children (v.25)
  • Those who punish the godly for being good (v.26)
  • Those who flog leaders for being honest (v.26)

Review:

  1. Are you a wise servant or a disgraceful son?
  2. When the LORD tests your heart what dross does the process expel?
  3. Do you find that you eagerly listen to gossip?
  4. Does slander of another cause you to listen really closely?
  5. Do you rejoice at the misfortune of others?
  6. Do you find that you spend too much time dwelling on a fault rather than forgiving it?
  7. Are the people that you associated with eager for rebellion?
  8. Have you ever repay good with evil?
  9. Do you find it hard to stop quarreling?
  10. Are you a loyal friend that can be counted on in a time of need?

Lesson #3: Nuggets of Gold: 

  • Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting–and conflict (v.1)
  • Eloquent words are not fitting for a fool; even less are lies fitting for a ruler (v.7)
  • A single rebuke does more for a person of understanding than a hundred lashes on the back of a fool (v.10)
  • It is painful to be the parent of a fool; there is no joy for the father of a rebel (v.21)
  • A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered (v.27)
  • Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent (v.28)

What can we learn from them and what impact does that have on us today?application

  • We learn that the sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom whereas the foolish children bring grief to their fathers, and bitterness to the one who gave them birth
  • When we understand the above then we can avoid the misfortunes of the foolish child, things like losing part of their inheritance, being severely punished, being separated from their close friends, evil never leaving their house, and being detestable to the LORD

As you read this chapter I hope that you past the inspection with flying colors.  In other words I wish you true greatness!

Memory Verse:  Proverbs 17:3 “Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the LORD tests the heart.”

Let us pray for the cleansing power of prayer and the gift of our Savior Jesus Christ.

1eb7be86834c351f00d84c3db9cf2346   It is Prayer Time!

Proverbs 15 – Tongue of the Wise/Mouth of a Fool

Good Morning everyone and Praise the LORD with all your strength.  Today should find us in the 15th chapter of Proverbs.

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Theme:  “The lips of the wise give good advice, but the heart of a fool has none to give.”

As I observed this chapter, I was inspired to focus on verse 2.  It states, “The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing, but the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness.” 

Key Learning: Wise tongue, foolish mouth 

So, in saying that, I would like to use this chapter only to show you what I found regarding the tongue of the wise and the mouth of a fool, during my study time.

Lesson #1: Tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing by

  • Using a gentle answer (v.1)
  • Making knowledge appealing (v.2)
  • Using gentle words that are a tree of life (v.4)
  • Giving good advice (v.7)
  • Having a happy heart (v.15)
  • Being cool-tempered (v.18)
  • Giving a fitting reply (v.23)
  • Saying the right thing at the right time (v.23)
  • Using pure words (v.26)
  • Thinking carefully before speaking (v.28)

Lesson #2: Mouth of a fool belches out foolishness by

  • Using harsh words which makes tempers flare (v.1)
  • Belching out foolishness (v.2)
  • Using a deceitful tongue (v.4)
  • Having a heart of a fool that has no good advice to give (v.7)
  • Being despondent (v.15)
  • Being hot-tempered (v.18)
  • Feeding on trash (v.14)
  • Having no sense (v.21)
  • Being proud (v.25)
  • Having evil plans (v.26)
  • Being greedy 28
  • Having a mouth that overflows with evil words (v.28)
  • Rejecting discipline (v.32)

Lesson #3: Nuggets of Gold:   

  • The LORD is watching everywhere, keeping his eye on both the evil and the good (v.3)
  • Only a fool despises a parent’s discipline; whoever learns from correction is wise (v.5)
  • There is treasure in the house of the godly, but the earnings  of the wicked bring trouble (v.6)
  • The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but he delights in the prayers of the upright (v.8)
  • The LORD detest the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue godliness (v.9)
  • Whoever abandons the right path will be severely disciplined; whoever hates correction will die! (v.10)
  • Even Death and Destruction hold no secrets from the LORD.  How much more does he know the human heart! (v.11)
  • Mockers hate to be corrected, so they stay away from the wise (v.12)
  • A glad heart makes a happy face, a broken heart crushes the spirit (v.13)
  • A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash (v.14)
  • Better to have little, with fear for the LORD, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil (v.16)
  • A hot-tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them (v.18)
  • A lazy person’s way is blocked with briers, but the path of the upright is an open highway (v.19)
  • Sensible children bring joy to their father; foolish children despise their mother (v.20)
  • Foolishness brings joy to those with no sense; a sensible person stays on the right path (v.21)
  • Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success (v.22)
  • Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time! (v.23)
  • The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he protects the property of widows (v.25)
  • The LORD detests evil plans, but he delights in pure words (v.26)
  • The path of life leads upward for the wise; they leave the grave behind (v.24)
  • The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous (v.29)
  • If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise (v.31)
  • If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding (v.32)
  • Fear of the LORD teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor (v.33)

Review:

  1. The LORD is watching, which do you use, the tongue of the wise or the mouth of the fool?
  2. Do you despise your parent’s discipline or do you learn from correction?
  3. Are you a mocker or sensible child who brings joy to your father?
  4. Do you find yourself stopping fights or starting them?
  5. Do you find joy in foolishness rather than staying on the right path?
  6. Do you have advisers who can help you to bring your plans to an successful end?
  7. Does the LORD detests your plans or does he delight in them?
  8. Do you take action on constructive criticism, or do you ignore it?
  9. Are you aware that the LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous?
  10. Did you know if you want to grow in understanding that you need to listen to correction?

If you are saved and call Jesus Lord then you need to check your tongue in, it can be a deadly weapon if used improperly.

Memory Verse:  Proverbs 15:4 “Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.”

1eb7be86834c351f00d84c3db9cf2346  It’s Prayer time! 

Let’s use our tongues in a wholesome way, by bringing praise to our God, open your mouths and give Him praise today! 

 

 

The Choice is yours!