for the past 2 nights, i wasnt able to listen to the radio as i was away... i really regretted but here's a little brief idea of what it says...
it talks about rising above trials in your life through ATTITUDE... having the right attitude when facing trials... have attitude of joy and attitude of perseverance...
today, topic is...Rising above Trials in Your Life through ACTIONS
19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
20 for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
there are right behaviour when you face trials where you do not cause any trouble and there are behaviour where people may and will be offended...
3 actions that you should be doing:
a) Quick to listen
b) Slow to speak
c) Slow to angera) Quick to listen
proverbs 18:13 tells us
"He who answers before listening
that is his folly and his shame."
that's probably why we have 2 ears and 1 mouth... God wants us to listen before we speak... at times, when we kept asking about why ours lives are like that, how? what to do? and we kept complaining... but we are slow to listen to godly advices...b) Slow to speak
a question to ponder. "do i think before i speak?"
proverbs 16:28 says:
"Pleasant words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones."
yes... do you think before you speak? words such as "i hate you" can hurt a person and words such as "i'm sorry" can heal a relationship...
"He who guards his lips guards his life,
but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin."
there's a saying...
-"there's no way you can win an arguement. Even if you win, you lose"
quarrels and arguements leave both parties emotionally and mentally exhausted.c) Slow to anger
a question to ponder: "Do i acknowledge my mistake or do i blame others?"
James 5:16 says
"Therefore confess your sins to each other
and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."
be careful when you are angry... especially when you speak, look out for the tone of your voice... you have to control it... talking too loud isnt helpful.. sometimes, we may think that speaking loud allows the other party to listen more clearly... no... that will only offend him/her...
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing,
because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
-1 Peter 3:9
yes, in your anger, do not sin... that doesnt mean you cannot express you anger... find a friend or someone close to you and tell them how you feel...
therefore people, when facing trials, let not our sins take over us... we have a choice; quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to be angry...