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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

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

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 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 and it stated, “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

Sensible people:

  • Wise servant
  • Those who forgive a fault
  • A person of understanding
  • A friend who is always loyal
  • Brother born to help in time of need
  • Those that have cheerful hearts
  • Sensible people
  • The godly who are good
  • A wise person who uses few words
  • A person with understanding and is even-tempered

Foolish people:

  • Disgraceful child
  • Wrongdoers who eagerly listen to gossip
  • Liars who pay close attention to slander
  • Those who mock the poor
  • Those who rejoice at the misfortune of others
  • Those who dwell on a fault to long
  • A fool
  • Evil people who are eager for rebellion
  • A fool caught in foolishness
  • Those who repay good with evil
  • Those who start quarrels
  • Those who acquit the guilty
  • Those who condemn the innocent
  • Those who pay to educate a fool
  • Those who guaranteed another person’s debt
  • Those who put up security for a friend
  • Those who love to quarrel
  • Those who trust in high walls
  • Those with crooked hearts
  • Those who use a lying tongue
  • A rebel
  • Those with a broken spirit
  • The wicked that take secret bribes
  • Those that pervert the course of justice
  • The fool whose eyes wander to the ends of the earth
  • Foolish children
  • Those who punish the godly for being good
  • Those who flog leaders for being honest

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?

Nuggets of Gold: 

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

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.

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing by:

  • Using a gentle answer
  • Making knowledge appealing
  • Using gentle words that are a tree of life
  • Giving good advice
  • Having a happy heart
  • Being cool-tempered
  • Giving a fitting reply
  • Saying the right thing at the right time
  • Using pure words
  • Thinking carefully before speaking

The mouth of a fool belches out foolishness by:

  • Using harsh words which makes tempers flare
  • Belching out foolishness
  • Using a deceitful tongue
  • Having a heart of a fool that has no good advice to give
  • Being despondent
  • Being hot-tempered
  • Overflowing with evil words
  • Feeding on trash
  • Having no sense
  • Being proud
  • Having evil plans
  • Being greedy
  • Having a mouth that overflows with evil words
  • Rejecting discipline

Nuggets of Gold:   

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

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 advisors 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!

 

Childlike or Childish

http://bible.com/116/mat.18.1-4.nlt About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?” Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Jesus used a child to help his self-centered disciples get the point.

We are not to be childish (like the disciples, arguing over petty issues), but rather childlike, with humble and sincere hearts.

Are you being childlike or childish?

***  Thoughts from Application Study Bible Devotions, 20 June 2015  ***

Define Childlike – (of an adult) having good qualities associated with a child.
Synonyms:
  • innocent
  • guileless
  • unworldly
  • Unsophisticated
  • naive
  • trusting
  • unsuspicious
  • unwary
  • gulible

Can you “receive the Kingdom of God like a child”?
Adults considering the Christian faith for the first time will have life experiences that take them way past the ability to be as innocent as children.***

Jesus does not ask us to put aside our experiences, but he does require a change of attitude:

  • adult self-sufficiency must recognize its need for the sovereign God
  • adult moral defensiveness must humble itself before the holy God
  • and adult skeptical toughness must soften before the loving God

Children do not feel supremely powerful, perfectly righteous, or totally autonomous.  These are adult fantasies.

Coming to Jesus means to accept his goodness on your behalf, confess your need, and commit your life to his tender guidance.***

“So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.”

http://bible.com/116/mat.23.11-12.nlt The greatest among you must be a servant.  But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

What type of Greatness do you see?

Themes

  • turn from sins
  • childlike faith
  • key to Heaven
  • humble
  • greatest in Heaven
  • self-centered
  • sincere hearts

***added thoughts from Life Application Study Bible Devotions, 30 June 2015