by Ernest Easley

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Wisdom for Taming our Temper (9 of 12)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Proverbs 19.11
August 5, 2001

Tonight we are back in our study of GOT WISDOM?
How we need to set our heart on getting wisdom! We
need to be like Solomon when God said, "All right... I
will give you anything you want." 1 Kings 3.5, "Ask!
What shall I give you?"
When God said that to Solomon... He obligated
Himself to comply with whatever Solomon wanted! And
do you know what Solomon requested? Wisdom! And God
gave him not only wisdom... He gave him riches and
honor and said in verses 13-14, ". . . so that there shall
not be anyone like you among the kings all your days.
So if you walk in My ways, to keep My statutes and My
commandments, as your father David walked, then I will
lengthen your days."
If you want your days lengthened... then obey the
Word of God!
No wonder in Proverbs 4.5 Solomon said, "Get
wisdom! Get understanding!" And if there was ever
one area that all of us need some wisdom... some
heavenly wisdom for earthly problems... it is in the
area of anger!
Now I know that none of you need any wisdom for
taming your temper... but because you may have an
uptight friend with a short fuse... I want to
encourage you to take down some notes.
Now some people will tell you that it is always a
sin to get angry. Henry Beecher... a preacher of
another generation said, "A man that does not know how
to be angry does not know how to be good. A man that
does not know how to be shaken to his heart's core
with indignation over things evil is either a fungus
or a wicked man."
In fact... you check it out. There were at least
three occasions that Jesus got angry! He was angry
with those whose hearts had become hard. That is
found in Mark 3. Now He wasn't angry over what
somebody did to Him. He was angry because the
Pharisees wanted to do harm to somebody else.
Then in Mark 10... Jesus got angry with people ...

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