Proverbs 29:11 - Get Rid of Rage.

Proverbs 29:11 (NIV) A fool gives full vent 
to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself 
under control.  

Proverbs 29:11 (NLT) Fools vent their anger, 
but the wise quietly hold it back.  

Proverbs 29:11 (MSG) A fool lets it all hang 
out; a sage quietly mulls it over.  


Wise people learn to control their emotions; 
they remain calm even under stress. [NLT SB 2008] 


   Sometimes we feel justified in unloading 
both barrels and giving someone a piece of our 
mind, because we think that were in the right 
on the subject. 
   So lets just say, for the sake of a 
point, that we are right. Even if thats the 
case, we don't have to scream at people. We 
dont have to turn it into a major conflict. We 
may rationalize it by saying were more 
spiritual than the other people, so we need to set 
them right. 
   But if youre really a spiritual 
person, if youre really a godly person, then 
youll be a humble person. Youll also be a 
loving person - not someone whos filled with 
anger and rage. 
   I have no doubt that social media feeds 
this. I think we spend way too much time looking 
at our phones and tablets and following our 
favorite websites, which inflames us. 
   Yet as believers, we should show love and 
forgiveness. And if we dont, well grieve the Holy 
Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God. Therefore, its 
not only possible to grieve the Holy Spirit, but 
its also possible to lie to the Holy Spirit, 
resist the Holy Spirit, and insult the Holy 
   The apostle Paul wrote, And do not 
bring sorrow to Gods Holy Spirit by the way you 
live. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, 
harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of 
evil behavior (Ephesians 4:30-31 NLT). 
   The Bible says that a person who loses 
his temper is a fool (see Proverbs 29:11). And 
Jesus said, Your love for one another will 
prove to the world that you are my disciples 
(John 13:35 NLT). 
   As followers of Jesus Christ, we are to 
love others and be at peace. When Christians love 
one another, its a powerful witness to a lost 
world. [Greg Laurie from Harvest Ministries; 


Not All Anger Is Sinful
   Many people think that all anger is 
sinful, but thats not true. 
   Anger only becomes sin when it is 
expressed in an inappropriate way. 
   Sometimes the most appropriate response 
to a situation is anger. It can even be an 
expression of love. In fact, the Bible says God gets 
righteously angry, and the only reason you're able to 
experience anger is because you're created in his 
   But there is such a thing as sinful 
anger. This is when we blow up or clam up. Its 
when we threaten, insult, or belittle someone. 
   While mismanaged anger is a sin, managed 
anger is an asset because it gives you a 
clear-headed view of the situation and allows you to 
respond with Gods love - even if youre 
   Because God is for you and not against 
you he gives you the ability to choose how to 
handle your anger. With the Holy Spirit working 
within you, you can control it. 
   Have you ever been in a heated argument 
at home, and the phone rang and you answered it 
by sweetly saying, "Hello." What just happened? 
You were able to change your tone instantly 
because you wanted to. 
   Proverbs 29:11 says, "Fools vent their 
anger, but the wise quietly hold it back" (NLT). 
   Choosing to get angry is just that - a 
choice. Youve probably said at some point, "You 
make me so mad!" But nobody can control your 
emotions without your permission. You can decide 
beforehand how you will respond and manage your anger. 
   Your relationship to Christ will 
determine how well you master the anger in your life. 
Even in a crisis, in the most difficult of 
situations, you can manage your anger with God's love 
inside you. 
   And when anger is managed wisely and 
appropriately, it produces great marriages, great 
friendships, great businesses, great leaders, and great 
progress. [Daily Devotional by Rick Warren: 

When Youre Angry, Slow Down and T.H.I.N.K.
   You can save yourself a lot of pain and 
heartache if you follow one simple rule: Slow down 
when youre angry or hurt.  
   The Bible says, Everyone should be 
quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become 
angry (James 1:19 NIV). 
   Yet, usually we do just the opposite. 
Were quick to speak, slow to listen, and swift to 
become angry. Thats backward! But if you do the 
first two parts of the verse - being slow to speak 
and quick to listen - the last part will be 
automatic. Youll find yourself becoming angry less 
often and less naturally. 
   This is an important principle the Bible 
emphasizes over and over again: 
      	Proverbs 14:29: Patient people 
have great understanding, but people with quick 
tempers show their foolishness (NCV). 
      	Proverbs 15:28: Good people 
think before they answer. Evil people have a quick 
reply, but it causes trouble (GNT). 
      	Proverbs 15:18: Losing your 
temper causes a lot of trouble, but staying calm 
settles arguments (CEV). 
   How can you slow down and think before 
rushing to an angry response? 
   Use the acronym T.H.I.N.K. to remember 
these five important questions to ask before you 
react in anger. 
      	T: Is it truthful? Is what Im 
about to say the truth? 
      	H: Is it helpful? Or will it 
simply harm the other person? 
      	I: Is it inspirational? Does it 
build up, or does it tear down? 
      	N: Is it necessary? If its not 
necessary, why do I need to say it? 
      	K: Is it kind? Will it encourage 
or discourage? 
   Its not enough to only slow down when 
youre angry. You also need to take the extra time 
to T.H.I.N.K. about what to say or do next. Try 
it, and youll see how a slow, calm response 
will help bring peace to a conflict. [Daily 
Devotional by Rick Warren: 
https://pastorrick.com/devotional/ re James 1:19] 


Proverbs 16:32 - Patient and/or Powerful?



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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