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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)


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