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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you angry again? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that we have to master our emotions and not the other way around. IV. TEXT: Psalms 76:10 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) Human defi

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you angry again?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that we have to master our emotions and not the other way around.

IV. TEXT:

Psalms 76:10 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Human defiance only enhances your glory, for you use it as a weapon.

V. THESIS:

Anger is our slave and we are the master, use it for GOD's benefit.

VI. TITLE:

Wrath of men

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Authors: many, but uncertain. Name affixed to certain Psalms may refer to collector rather than author.

B. Date written: From the time of Moses (c. 1440 b.c.) to Ezra (c. 450 b.c.)—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

C. Purpose: worship and devotional songs

D. To whom written: Sometimes to GOD, sometimes for the author himself, often to the chief musician for worship and devotional use with GOD's people.

E. Main themes: Prayer and Praise

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Wrath of men brings praise to the LORD

1. Divine control over men

2 Kings 19:28 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

And because of your raging against me and your arrogance, which I have heard for myself, I will put my hook in your nose and my bit in your mouth. I will make you return by the same road on which you came.”

Job 12:19 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

He leads priests away, stripped of status; he overthrows those with long years in power.

Proverbs 21:1 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord; he guides it wherever he pleases.

Isaiah 44:25 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

I expose the false prophets as liars and make fools of fortune-tellers. I cause the wise to give bad advice, thus proving them to be fools.

a. King Sennacherib

2 Kings 19:28 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

And because of your raging against me and your arrogance, which I have heard for myself, I will put my hook in your nose and my bit in your mouth. I will make you return by the same road on which you came.”

b. Pharaoh of Egypt

Romans 9:17 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

For the Scriptures say that God told Pharaoh, “I have appointed you for the very purpose of displaying my power in you and to spread my fame throughout the earth.”

Exodus 9:16 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

But I have spared you for a purpose—to show you my power and to spread my fame throughout the earth.

c. King Nebuchadnezzar

2 Chronicles 36:17 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

So the Lord brought the king of Babylon against them. The Babylonians killed Judah’s young men, even chasing after them into the Temple. They had no pity on the people, killing both young men and young women, the old and the infirm. God handed all of them over to Nebuchadnezzar.

d. Caiaphas

Acts 4:10 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Let me clearly state to all of you and to all the people of Israel that he was healed by the powerful name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, the man you crucified but whom God raised from the dead.

e. Judas

Mark 3:19 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Judas Iscariot (who later betrayed him).

Matthew 27:3 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

When Judas, who had betrayed him, realized that Jesus had been condemned to die, he was filled with remorse. So he took the thirty pieces of silver back to the leading priests and the elders.

Psalms 109:6-8 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

They say, “Get an evil person to turn against him. Send an accuser to bring him to trial.

When his case comes up for judgment, let him be pronounced guilty. Count his prayers as sins.

Let his years be few; let someone else take his position.

B. Don't give chance to anger in sin

Proverbs 29:11 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.

Ephesians 4:26 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry,

James 1:20 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.

1. Paul, the Apostle

Acts 9:21 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

All who heard him were amazed. “Isn’t this the same man who caused such devastation among Jesus’ followers in Jerusalem?” they asked. “And didn’t he come here to arrest them and take them in chains to the leading priests?”

Galatians 5:16 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.

IX. CONCLUSION:

Anger is our slave and we are the master, use it for GOD's benefit. CHRIST have used His anger to benefit GOD's House and not the other way around.

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