Temper, Temper

temper

If you can’t curb your temper or your tongue

How can you be entrusted with the Word?

The devil will provoke you with his dung

Until you lose control with anger stirred.

You can’t control what others say and do,

And none can make you feel a certain way.

With prayer and discipline you can get to

Restraint in what you do and what you say.

Increase your love for God until it glows,

Til humbleness replaces selfish ways.

The spirit of the Lord both thrives and grows

Within an attitude of faith and praise.

Compassion cools the fire before it burns,

And patience settles in when temper turns.

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He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty;

and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Proverbs 16:32 KJV

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7-20-14 Selfish and Selfless

helping-others

Sometimes you act so selfish, this is true,

And no one else dare matter more than that.

You’ll have your way, and nothing else will do;

Admit it, you can act just like a brat.

You are the most important person that you know;

If someone else you haven’t met them yet.

If there is any hope for you to grow

You must place yourself last with no regret.

Try valuing another more than you;

In fact, treat others with a servant’s heart,

And with humility let love come through

As if they’re your Beloved from the start.

Let God provide your ev’ry want and need;

Consider others first in thought and deed.

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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.

Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

Philippians 2:3 NIV

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