A Preacher’s Misconception
Topic: Living to please God
For the next 3 weeks, we will be learning about anger. Anger is a terrible thing. We all know how bad our tempers can be as humans. We have several questions to be answered about anger. Before we start, I would like for you to follow along with me. If you do not have a bible or even a bible app then I suggest you follow along with me. Remember I can tell you but you have to confirm things for yourself. Tonight will be the first message on anger and so without further ado let’s get started.
Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen. Let us take a look at two scriptures for tonight.
Tonight’s message will be coming from Psalms. The book of Psalms is a book of wisdom and knowledge that is good for us to learn from. Let us take a look at tonight’s scripture.
Proverbs 17:27-He who restrains his words has the knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
Anger. Anger is a terrible thing that us as humans have and as spiritual beings in Christ, we are to know that anger does not produce fruits. Nor does it achieve the righteousness of God. With this being said let us take a look at tonight’s scripture. In the past, we have talked about words being used as weapons to show dislike and unapproved. We often times uses curse words to express anger. We also know from our previous lessons that curse words are wrong Furthermore we have talked about the foolish and the wise people when it comes to our words. This verse says if you restrain your words then you have the knowledge and if he has a cool spirit then he is a man of understanding. Then opposite of this is a man who is wise in their own eyes and thus he will not be able to understand how wrong it is nor does they have the spirit of God. We all have our faults as I have said before but for one thing, know this if whether they are family or friend the one thing I always look for is for them to work on themselves. I often tell people it is okay if they make a mistake but just work on it. Remember you cannot grow nor learn if you leave things the same way. If I see someone say I’m sorry and ask God to forgive them but not only that but to know that they are in the Bible learning and growing and that they do not need to be around anyone for them to work on themselves. I know for me, I even do this today and will always continue to do this since we are all still learning. I always pay attention to what needs to be corrected. I do have scripture proof that this is what we are to do. Let us take a look at the last scripture for tonight.
Proverbs 29:11-A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back.
Again we have a distinction between the two, a fool and a wise man. A fool will always lose their temper and will seek to fight, curse someone out or kill someone. A wise man, on the other hand, knows to withhold anger. Before we get into more detailed lessons on anger I want you to first realize that it is not wise for any man to lose his temper or cannot control themselves. We have to get to a point where we can control such behavior because it is not associated with a man of wisdom. One of our goals is to become wise and we can do this by starting with our anger. Remember Do not be wise in your own eyes. Proverbs 3:7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. Next week we will go into learning more about anger and answering the question, is anger a sin? Until next time Be Safe and Be Blessed Everyone.