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anger spreads and roots wherever

Sometimes you see a boy or a girl who has a very bad temper which

he does not try very hard to control. At such times, when things do

not go just as he wants them to and he goes into a rage, a rush of

words pours from his mouth, words that he would ordinarily be

ashamed of and ones that he will wish with all his heart he might

recall.

I know a girl who got terribly angry one time and she began to say

very naughty words about her little friend. Her father heard the loud

talk that was going on outside and went to the door and called his

young daughter to him. He saw a dandelion in full seed—its big tall

stem rose high above the grass around it and on top of that stem

was that ball of pure whiteness almost ready to blow away with its

hundreds of tiny seeds. The girl’s father told her to pick off all that

white fluffy top. Then as she brought it to him he told her to go out

and throw the whole handful up in the air as far as she could.

Of course the wind caught each little seed with its white wing, and

how they scattered in every direction. After the last one had settled

to the ground and most of them gone from sight and ready now to

take root and grow,—her father told his little girl to try to pick them

all up and put them back on the stem again.

Words are just like that. How fast they scatter the moment you let

them out of your mouth—and somewhere they take root too so that

others think they can do it if you can.

But, oh, how much you would give to be able to collect some of those

words back again.

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Moses …

A great man injured by anger was Moses. When the people murmured

and asked for water, Moses was commanded to strike the rock at Horeb.

Out of all patience with the people and their waywardness, Moses struck

the rock twice, as if the rock had been the head of the people, crying out

as he did so, “Hear, ye rebels!” This burst of rage cost Moses the Promised

Land, because it was for this transgression that Moses —in spite of his

grand service and his pathetic pleading at the end of Israel’s long wandering

—was not permitted to go into the land of Canaan. That was not the first nor

the last time that a land of promise and of happiness was lost through anger.

Moses was not as patient as God.

Jonah …

Jonah is an example of how the character of a good and a great man can

be marred by anger, and his usefulness impaired. His story suggests the

folly, the danger, and the injury of anger. Unfortunately, when a man feels

anger and gives unrestrained expression to it, as Jonah did, his fellowman

is not as patient and long suffering as God was and does not always return

the soft answer which God returned to the angry and petulant Jonah.

Anger is one of the most common sins, yet one of the most dangerous and

injurious to the peace and well-being of man. More than any other sin,

it blasts the flower of friendship, turns men out of Eden, destroys peace

and concord in the home, incites to crime and violence, and turns love and

affection into hatred.

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An answer, when mild, turns away rage,

but a word causing pain makes anger to come up.

Proverbs : 15 : 1

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So, Control Thy Temper!


“If one is patient in a moment of anger,

one would escape a hundred days of sorrow.”


“Anger of the mind is poison to the soul.”


“When a man is wrong and won’t admit it,
he always gets angry.”


There are severe consequences and ramifications if we let our self-control

run rampant; so we need to learn how to control the emotions of the flesh,

the weakness in every soul. Anger is detrimental to our emotional and

spiritual well-being and do remember that anger is a friendly “sister”

trait to the Devil.  If we let anger simmer inside of us every time that

we’re being provoked, intimidated, wrongly rebuked or accused or

even rightly reprimanded due to our own faults; and stop to think

rationally for a moment before we fly off the handle to fight back for

the sake of  perceived rightful justification, we are bound to overstep

into boundaries of no return and be on the precipice of doing something

that we’ll regret for a lifetime. So, cut off the wrong and bad attitudes

of pride, anger and rebellion and not let it take root for the Devil is

always waiting on the sidelines for opportunities and moves in

for the kill to plot our downfall and thus when we are so dispirited

with our failures in life, we’ll start to lose our faith in God.

Anger nullifies all the humility and love that personifies us as a loving

child of God.


“When you are caught in the heavy rains of anger,
open the umbrella of mind, take refuge under the
roof of reason!”


Do not turn into “HULK” all the time,
it doesn’t pay …in the end.


The price is too high for our loss of self-control; whatever situation we

find ourselves in, from bad habits to anger to lust to envy to fear and not

forgetting arrogance and pride, we should have a gauge to measure our

self-control always and it’s got to be kept at bay and checked because our

Almighty True God JEHOVAH in the heavens above is never pleased

with that and we’ll definitely be admonished and pruned in a manner

worthy in God’s eyes.


keziah

4th July 2010



♠ ♣ ♥ ♦ 12 Things to Remember ♠ ♣ ♥ ♦

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  • The value of time.
  • The success of perseverance
  • The pleasure of working.
  • The dignity of simplicity.
  • The worth of character
  • The power of kindness.
  • The influence of example.
  • The obligation of duty.
  • The wisdom of economy.
  • The virtue of patience.
  • The improvement of talent.
  • The joy of origination
 
 


Each of these is worth considering with

regards to how we live our lives.

How can we grow in all of these attributes?

By associating with the wise and by

respecting the Word of God.


Proverbs 16:16 puts it this way:

“How much better to get wisdom than gold!

And to get understanding is to be chosen

rather than silver.”


Only through attaining godly wisdom can

we improve how we live our lives now and

ultimately find eternal happiness in God’s

Kingdom.


*source : gnmagazine*



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The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Rules the World

by David Brandt Berg

 
 

What an important job a mother has!

The mothers of the next generation are the ones who are molding the future.

Motherhood is just about the greatest calling in the world.

Of course, taking care of a baby may not always seem very important,

but don’t ever minimize it.

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Who knows what an impact that child may have on the lives of many others one day?

Motherhood takes

the strength of Samson,

the wisdom of Solomon,

the patience of Job,

the faith of Abraham,

the insight of Daniel,

and the courage and administrative ability of David.

It also takes the love of God,

that’s for sure!

What a job!

The thing that makes a mother so wonderful is her

self-sacrificial spirit that is willing to sacrifice

her time and strength and even her own health,

if necessary, for the sake of that child.

Any woman can have a baby,

but it takes a real mother to learn how to

train up a child in the way he should go”

(Proverbs 22:6)



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