Controlling The Beast - St. George
Proverbs 25:28 Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.
IF YOU'RE GOING TO LEARN TO CONTROL YOUR ANGER
- Resolve to CONTROL it.
Proverbs 29:11 A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
- I need to REALIZE the cost
Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirs up strife, And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression. (NASB77)
- I must RESTRAIN my mouth
Proverbs 21:23 If you keep your mouth shut, you will stay out of trouble. (NLT)
- I need to THINK before reacting
James 1:19-21 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
- T - Is it TRUTHFUL?
- H - Is it HELPFUL?
- I - Is it INSPIRATIONAL?
- N - Is it NECESSARY?
- K - Is it KIND?
- I need to PROCESS my anger appropriately
Ephesians 4:26-27 In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.
- Return GOOD for evil.
Romans 12:17, 19-21 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody…Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. On the contrary: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink…Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
- REQUEST God's help.
Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.