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Summary: Just some thoughts on controlling anger. The true onlky help is through Jesus. A totally suttrnder life. Just some thoughts

How to Handle Anger Part 2

Proverbs 20:2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul Jealousy Sometimes, anger has its roots in envy. When we focus on the abilities, possessions, or position of others. We can easily become resentful. Let’s look at how to handle envious feelings so that they don’t turn into hostility. 1.A Biblical Example: A. King Saul Saul’s jealousy of David began almost immediately after David killed Goliath. Read 1 Samuel 18:5-16. Look at the wrong conclusion about his kingdom. That Saul draw concerning the younger man’s triumph 1 Samuel 18:8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom? What was the real reason that Saul would lose his kingdom found in 1 Samuel 15:1-3 Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt. Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass. Also see 1 Samuel 15: 13-26 And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee from being king over Israel. Scripture says that Saul was troubled by an evil spirit v. 10 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul’s hand. In order to find relief from the torment. The king commissioned David to play the harp 1 Samuel 16:23 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him. How did Saul try to kill David 1 Samuel 18:10-11 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul’s hand. And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice. When the king failed, what did he decide to do 1 Samuel 18:13 Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people. When we become angry with others. We sometimes try to punish them by holding a grudge.

However, because David had the Lord’s favor. He was “prospering in all his ways,” despite the fact that the king.

Who held the highest position in the country hated him 1 Samuel 18:14-15 And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD was with him. Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him. Nothing could stop God’s blessing on David . What lesson can you learn from this. Regarding harboring anger or trying to hinder the success of someone you envy? When those in authority either overlook or expressly dislike you. How can this principle bring encouragement? B.Handling Jealousy Correctly This emotion, sometimes called “covetousness” in Scripture. Is so harmful that the Lord forbade it in the Ten Commandments Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. Here are a few practical steps we can take to avoid its temptation.

1.Seek the Lord for all good things. God not our ability, appearance, or connection to the right people. Gives us favor & places us in positions of influence in 1Sam. 2:6-8 The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up. The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, and he hath set the world upon them.

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