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What The Bible Says About Temper

Having a good temper is very important to having a good life. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like hanging around people with bad tempers. They get upset at everything you do and throw a fit when you beat them at something. Even if they have something happen to them, they kind of freak out at you. It is important not to have a bad temper, because your life won’t be happy without patience. The Bible can back me up on this.

Proverbs 14:7 says “A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.” The first part of this verse means that a quick-tempered person reacts instead of thinking first. The second part describes a person who puts a lot of thought into doing something wrong. Some examples of that would be: Throwing your phone across the room because you didn’t catch a Pikachu. Possibly quitting your job on the spur of a moment because you are mad with your boss. Or even punching your friend because they accidentally knocked a goldfish cracker out of your hand and it fell into the Grand Canyon. Trust me, you probably do not want to lose, break, or hurt someone or something because you have a bad temper.

Proverbs 14:29 says “Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.” This means that a quick-tempered person is more likely to get into bad situations than somebody that is patient. Some examples of that would be: Freaking out because you didn’t win at musical chairs, while somebody who didn’t get a seat, either, is keeping calm. Everybody looks at the bad-tempered kid and sees that he is reacting badly. Another example would be if a kid had some homework and didn’t finish it because he was angry at his teacher. When it was time to hand it in, he would be embarrassed because he didn’t finish it.

Proverbs 15:18 says “A hot tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.” This means that a person with a temper starts arguments, while people who are patient, stop them. One example of this would be if a quick-tempered person was fist fighting over a toy truck that his friend accidentally broke, and then another friend comes in and patiently sorts out the argument. That would just make the patient friend look like a hero while the quick-tempered friend looks weird.

Reflect:

After hearing what I had to say, I challenge you to think about if you have a temper. Temper can be anything from freaking out at your parents because they asked you to do a job, throwing a fit after your friend beats you at a hotdog eating contest, or even not doing your best on your homework because you are mad at that teacher. Try to improve your temper by: counting to 10, breathing deeply and slowly, and praying to God to help you out with your problem.

I hope this has helped you understand more about temper and I hope you take my challenge. Maybe, because you have less of a temper, you will make friends easier.

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30 comments

  1. Great writing! I will use this in my life when I am stressed out or angry and remember that being stressed is not good. We should all strive to take more consideration about our temper to be happier, friendlier people.

  2. I agree, I think that it is somethimes annoying to talk to someone. when they are short tempered. This post has helped me understand more about temper and will help me think about this topic more

  3. Really good article, helped me think about my own temper and the effects it has on people, whether it be good or bad.

  4. This article has helped me think about my temper more rather than just letting myself get angry. thanks to this article I will now try to express my anger in a calming way so i helps me, and other people out. I appreciate these kinds of posts because hey are different and unique and they help me think about things other than just regular day living. I admire this, DaBeef!

    • Thanks Emily. Glad I could post something that helps you think about something other than daily life and something that is different but important.

  5. I really appreciate what this article has to say to me.

  6. This article is one of my favorites now! It’s going to help me a lot since I really need help with my temper. Thank You!

  7. This is a great article. Being in control of our temper is incredibly important for ourselves and the people around us. Losing our temper causes so much trouble. It can cause us to lose control and do things that we wouldn’t do if we were thinking clearly. I think lost temper causes a large portion of relationship troubles. That is why self control is so important, it could save us a lot of unnecessary stress. Have you ever done something while angry, then stayed up all night wishing you never had

    • I have. I hate that feeling of sitting in bed and thinking about things that I have done wrong, but God wants us to bring those things to him so he can forgive us for them so we can move on. He also wants us to ask for forgiveness from the person we wronged. Thanks Charles! Good Question!

  8. This was a great article, it really helped me remind myself about what i use to do and how i can fix my problems

  9. Thank you! I needed to hear this! It is true about temper but the most important thing is growing through it! So thank you and keep up the great work!

  10. This is a really great article, it helped me think about my temper and how I have to control it. Its important not to lose our temper. Its a really good article! 🙂

  11. This article really spoke to me, its hard to find a article that finds exactly what your looking for, or speaks to you that well. This article is amazing. The verses are well thought out and chosen wisely. Thanks for writing this!!!

  12. This is a great article, I can really relate to it. I am a realitively quick tempered person and this really opened my eyes that I can really hurt people (my little brother) by exploding and not thinking before I talk

  13. I really enjoyed this article because I can relate to it. THanks

  14. Sometimes it’s hard to find thing that speak to me but I found this actually touched me, I hope I can find others that can do the same but good job on this article! 🙂

  15. This article was really good, it taught me a lot. Thanks for writing this. Good Job

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