by Stan Coffey

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How To Tame Your Temper Part 2 (9 of 11)
Series: God's Wisdom for Life's Decisions
Stan Coffey
Proverbs 16:32

We have been in a study of the book of Proverbs. Proverbs is a book of wisdom. So we call this series of lessons "God's Wisdom for Life's Decisions." And these lessons have been very, very practical. Lessons from God's Word about right where we live. You will notice that our lesson today is "How To Tame Your Temper - Part 2". I guess this is such a need that it takes two lessons to talk about how to tame your temper, but if I can tame my temper in two lessons, I will be doing something that I have never been able to do before! Seriously, this is one of the most difficult areas of our life. It affects every area of our life, our work life, our home life, our social life, even our church life, and that is how to tame our temper. There is much in the book of Proverbs about how to tame your temper. And last time we looked at several passages out of the Proverbs that dealt with our temper.

Proverbs 16:32 "Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city."

He is saying that a man who can be patient is stronger than a warrior in one sense. It is said of Alexander the Great, that Alexander the Great, who had conquered the world, once lost his temper and killed his best friend. And he cried out and he said, I have conquered the world but I cannot conquer my temper. And that is true of many business executives; it is true of many husbands and wives. People of great ability who have been able to do great things, have been able to conquer and achieve many things, but they cannot conquer their temper. And because of that, they often times, suffer great loss. And because of that, often times, all the achievements we make and all the good that we do is clouded and sometimes even lost because of losing our temper.

I read this week, the average man looses his temper six times a week and the ave ...

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