SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/21- “Anger Danger” (Ephesians 4:26-27)
Premise Question: What’s the problem with being angry, and is it even a sin to be angry?
And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. (Ephesians 4:26-27 NLT)
And when you become angry, about something or at someone, release it and refuse to allow anger to be the controlling factor that influences the way in which you are going to respond; for if you are controlled by your anger, then you’ll end up reacting, rather than responding, which will have the definite affect and result of not ever being able to produce anything that’s good. So, don’t ever let the enemy of your soul, the devil, gain traction or a foothold in your life, by holding on to your anger, and not letting it go, at the end of each day. Rather, empower yourself and others, by releasing it completely before the new day arrives! (Ephesians 4:26-27 PDCP)
Bottom Line: “Anger:” A spiritually debilitating disease and condition, all to often, found and allowed to flourish and operate in a believers life, and with their own reasoning, justification and rationalization, perpetuating and validating it, that when left to its own devices, will only produce devastation and destruction, leading to ultimate death! The problem with anger, is that it will never produce a harvest of righteousness, for it doesn’t have the capacity to do so. And, when left on its own accord, to foment and fester, will create an atmosphere of fear, intimidation, manipulation, mistrust, confusion, and will then attempt to govern and operate with threats and through coercive control. An angry person, thus, should not ever expect to produce a harvest of righteousness, even if they are in “the right” about something; for when anger is allowed to be the controlling factor, in a person’s life and decisions, it will always lead to sin and sin will always ultimately lead to destruction and death. It’s always more blessed to be righteous than right! Walk in release, for when you are adamant about claiming your rights, all you end up doing is starting your unholy fights! Some might want to point out that Jesus was angry when He went into the Temple and turned over tables and whipped and threw out the money changers, (John 2:15) but, His anger came from a sinless, righteous, Holy indignation, which we obviously don’t have and never will have, because of our sinful nature; therefore, we are strongly encouraged, that when we are angry, for anger is a normal human emotion and we will get angry, that we are never to hold on to our anger, allowing it to foment, fester and grow, with devastating results. Rather, though, we are to release our anger each and every day, making sure that, by the end of the day, it is gone, without any residual lingering effect, that would influence and impact the next new day. An angry person will not be able to have a new beginning, a fresh start, to begin the new day. Now, is it a sin to be angry? No, but it is a sin when we stay angry, by becoming an angry person who operates and lives life out of their anger! Angry people are not happy nor pleasant people to be around and are actually dangerous, as well as being (diseased) contagious! Stay away from them! Don’t have anything, or as little as possible, to do with them! (Proverbs 29:22) And, refuse to allow anger to control you, in any way, shape or fashion, but choose to release it each and every day, not allowing it to foment and fester, as a pollutant in your innermost being—producing roots of bitterness, (Hebrews 12:15) which will eventually pollute your entire body, soul and spirit, as well as, those around you, and will ultimately lead to devastation, death and destruction. Anger, if not dealt with and released, will always produce death! While releasing anger, on the other hand, will always create and produce an atmosphere of love, joy, peace, trust, stability, and then, have the blessed effect of establishing a thriving and flourishing righteous life for everyone. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/24/15- “Anger Is For Fools!” (Ecclesiastes 7:9)
Premise Question: How does one control and moderate their temperament, so as to, mollify and modify their angry outbursts, and keep their composure?
“Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.” (Ecclesiastes 7:9 NLT)
It’s an absolute imperative that you not be a reactionary person, one who is easily incited in your emotions to “flying off the handle” with a desire to immediately strike back in anger at someone or something, at every turn in life. Refuse to waste your time, energy, resources and talents on being an angry person, for anger will completely destroy all the promise and potential of everything that is good, with the ending result of you being known as someone who resides in the company of fools. (Ecclesiastes 7:9 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Learn to deliberately exercise restraint, holding in check your tongue, emotions and reactionary angry outbursts, by having trained yourself, with the efficacious help of The LORD, to always be measured and balanced in your response to things that happen and also in your response to others. Always stay composed, with the self being controlled by The Spirit of Christ living inside you, so when you respond to things and others, you’re doing it in an appropriate fashion and manner, within the proper limits and accepted spiritual boundaries, rather than being controlled by your present situation or circumstances, or your mental, physical, emotional state of mind or even your attitudinal disposition, by having an extreme and intense reaction, with the resulting consequences of losing all sense of propriety and composure!
Humility is always going to be the most prudent and wise way to comport ourselves, for it will greatly enhance our ability to respond appropriately, rather than becoming angry and reactionary. Choosing to be humble also enables us to mollify (soften and reduce), as well as, modify (alter and lessen), having the capability to make the adjustments necessary, in order to stay composed and under control, without becoming angry and ill tempered, which causes us to have and exhibit an angry reaction, which then leads to others looking at and perceiving us as foolish, imbalanced, and perhaps, somewhat crazy. Finally, humility will not only help us keep our composure, but will keep us in the serene presence of The LORD’S perfect peace and harmonious tranquility. Remember, anger is for fools, not the people of Papa God! Therefore, refuse to be identified as a member of the company of the fools, by controlling your temper, with The LORD’S help, at all times! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/19/15- “The Way We Choose To Speak!” (Proverbs 15:1)
Premise Question: Why does the tone of the words we speak and the attitude, way and manner, in which we choose to deliver them, have such a huge impact on the resulting outcome of any situation or circumstance that we may be confronted with, or indeed must address?
A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. (Proverbs 15:1 NLT)
When responding to someone or something, in any situation or circumstance, a soft and kindly reply will tend to bring calm to the person or situation and will reverse the position or course, in a good and positive way, to a much preferred outcome and consequences; while conversely, choosing to react with strong, severe language and an unpleasant attitude, will most likely instigate immense and intense emotional distress, producing an exacerbation of the offense and hurt, which foments and fosters great feelings of displeasure, resulting in horrible consequences! (Proverbs 15:1 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The words we choose to speak, along with our tone, the way and manner, as well as, the attitude that we have while delivering our words; will have a huge impact on determining the resulting outcome of any situation or circumstance being addressed. For when we choose to react, rather than respond, the resulting consequence could very well be described as, throwing gasoline on a fire, which will turn into a conflagration, an out of control blazing fire that spreads quickly, with the potential of consuming and destroying everything and everyone in its path. Conversely though, when we choose to respond, rather than react, with words that are full of meekness and humility, that are gentle, kind, refreshing and encouraging, it will be conducive in promoting and creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility; effectively minimizing and reducing the flame of the fiery situation or circumstance. The way we choose to speak or address someone or something will always have ramifications, for it will either produce positive results or dire consequences. Here are a few sayings that have either been used in the past or have recently come into vogue: “You better check yourself before you wreck yourself!” “Don’t speak to me in that tone of voice, young man!” “Don’t pour salt into an open wound!” “Stop picking at that scab and let it heal!” “If you don’t change your attitude you’re going to be changing your address!” And finally: “You’ll attract and catch more bees with honey than vinegar!” So, choose your words wisely, have the right attitude of gracious humility and deliver your response with much aplomb, by being gentle, kind, meek and merciful. Blessings…
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