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: 05/02/15- “Even Fools Are Thought To Be Wise!” (Proverbs 17:28)
Premise Question: On what exact occasion is it, that there’s a presumption of intelligence assumed even for fool; a time when they are perceived, viewed and regarded, as someone who is thought to have good sense, a modicum of smarts and at least some degree of wisdom?
Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent. (Proverbs 17:28 NLT)
So, even those who lack good judgement and common sense will have a presumption of having a modicum of smarts if they stay mute, but that’s not all, if they choose to keep their mouths shut and not speak, they’ll be viewed as having great insight and understanding! (Proverbs 17:28 PDCP)
Bottom Line: There are those times and occasions, where one may be subject to, and under a presumption of, thinking that someone is really smart, filled with supreme intelligence, being full of useful and great wisdom, but alas, the someone then proceeds to open their mouth and the truth is exposed, as the words begin to flow out. That’s when it quickly becomes crystal clear and quite apparent, that the someone has a dearth of intellectual prowess, as they begin to exhibit a lack of brilliance or of having any smarts, without even a modicum of wisdom. Perhaps, maybe there have been times or occasions where we’ve found ourselves to be the one who refused to hold or restrain our tongue and the flow of inappropriate and not very helpful words that flowed out! There are times and occasions, though, where it would not only be appropriately prudent, but extremely wise, for us to shut the trap door, lock it up and throw away the key, to zip it, close it, button it up, confine the remarks or even hit the mute and stay completely silent! Propriety and aptness should always rule the day, otherwise, we will wreck and rue the day, the occasion and times, where we were not using wisdom or discernment, and everyone became well aware and knew it! A friend recently told me something their mother use to tell them all the time. “Son, you can’t argue with silence!” It’s said that silence is golden! I say, only, in some cases, if it stays hidden, otherwise it’s exposed as fools gold! For even fools are thought to be wise when they keep quiet, by staying silent! Let’s choose to be wise! Blessings…
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