Living Under WITHOUT Boiling Over

“Living Under WITHOUT Boiling Over” – This was the title of the sermon last night — do you think the Lord is trying to tell me something??

It was about applying wisdom under difficult situations, a lot of it has to do with my previous post – patience, anger and soft, gentle words!

From Words of Wisdom

  • “soft answer.” is more than a mild response; it is conciliatory, an answer that restores good temper and reasonableness –Proverbs 15:1
  • Understand [this], my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear [a ready listener], slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry. 20 For man’s anger does not promote the righteousness God [wishes and requires]. -James 1:19-20 AMP
  • soft or gentle speech – this fits well with the parallel idea of patience (“long of anger”) – through a calm patient persuasion much can be accomplished. – Proverbs 25:15
  • A gentle speech can break down any stiff opposition. – Proverbs 25:15

Ecclesiastes 8:1 AMP … Who is like the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his countenance is changed.
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Wisdom applied, softens one’s face ==> dispels anger

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Ecclesiastes 8:12-13 AMP … Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and his days [seemingly] are prolonged [in his wickedness], yet surely I know that it will be well with those who [reverently] fear God, who revere and worship Him, realizing His continual presence. 13 But it will not be well with the wicked, neither will he prolong his days like a shadow, because he does not [reverently] fear and worship God.

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Apply wisdom in difficult situations, use soft, gentle words to dispel anger ==>it will be well{your face too will be softened} with those who [reverently] fear the Lord.

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And finally, a look at how to deal with what others say.

Ecclesiastes 7:20-22 AMP … Surely there is not a righteous man upon earth who does good and never sins. 21 Do not give heed to everything that is said, lest you hear your servant cursing you— 22 For often your own heart knows that you have likewise cursed others.

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Be sure to have the patience to taste your words before spitting them out, but don’t taste the words of others too closely!

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Related:
Words of Wisdom
Slow to Anger{prayer}

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2 Responses to “Living Under WITHOUT Boiling Over”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

    From Our Daily Bread:

    Lord, help me watch the words I say
    And keep them few and sweet,
    For I don’t know from day to day
    Which ones I’ll have to eat. —Anon.

    From Our Daily Bread:

    Lord, set a guard upon my lips,
    My tongue control today;
    Help me evaluate each thought
    And watch each word I say. —Hess

    Bite your tongue before your tongue bites others

  2. khollandsblog Says:

    Psalm 141:3 NLT … Take control of what I say, O Lord,
    and guard my lips.

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