WISER—Wiser with My Temper
Proverbs 16:32 (NLT) — 32 Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.
Proverbs 22:24 (NLT) — 24 Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people,
Three C’s to taming my temper.
1. ________________ the results of losing my temper.
Proverbs 13:16 (NLT) — 16 Wise people think before they act; fools don’t—and even brag about their foolishness.
Proverbs 15:18 (NLT) — 18 A hot-tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them.
Proverbs 14:17 (NLT) — 17 Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated.
Proverbs 11:29 (The Living Bible) — 29 The fool who provokes his family to anger and resentment will finally have nothing worthwhile left. He shall be the servant of a wiser man.
2. _____________ down before reacting out of anger.
Proverbs 29:11 (NLT) — 11 Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.
Proverbs 12:16 (NLT) — 16 A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.
Proverbs 19:11 (NLT) — 11 Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.
3. _______________ my tongue when I do respond.
Proverbs 21:23 (NLT) — 23 Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble.
Proverbs 15:1 (NLT) — 1 A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.
Galatians 5:22–23 (NLT) — 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!