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!

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