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Proverbs – On Facing Our Anger Wisely from Prov 12:16, 14:29, 15:1, 15:18, 20:5
Written by John Tsang   
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 09:01


The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. (Prov 20:5)



Anger is something that we all experience; it is part of our human nature. Proverbs offer us wisdom on how we can handle it wisely.


Goodness of Anger. There are positive aspects of this emotion. In Eph 4:26, the experience of anger is assumed; it is how we deal with it that can lead us to sin. In Exo 34:6-7, God revealed Himself to Moses as a God who is ‘slow to anger’, implying that God Himself does get angry. Therefore, the Christian ideal is not no anger, but it is slow to anger and constructively dealing with it.


What Went Wrong? If anger has its good purpose, what went wrong?

1. Disordered love. John Chrysostom summed it up this way: He that is angry without just cause, sins. But he who is not angry when there is just cause, also sins. In other words, anger which is tied to what we love and our desires, have been disordered by sin.

2. We’ve developed unhealthy ways to deal with our anger. We either bottle it up or we explode like a volcano causing a trail of fear behind us. (Prov 15:18, 22:24)

3. Power of Anger. Anger is known to cause harmful physiological effects to our hearts and our bodies. Anger that turns into rage can cause long term damage to our relationships. And a quick temper can negatively affect our ability to make wise decisions (Prov 14:29).


Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 13:30
Proverbs – On Husband and Wife Relationships, Prov 21:9, 31:10-31
Written by John Tsang   
Monday, 12 March 2018 13:34


Better to live on a corner of the roof

than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.

(Prov 21:9)



Some Proverbs are so visual and comical that it helps with remembering it. This is certainly one of them and Proverbs speaks about the spouse on the roof on 4 separate occasions (19:13, 21:9, 25:24, 27:15-16). The Hebrew word for quarrelsome carries with it the range of meaning including perpetual annoyance, contentious, and argumentative. How did this couple end up in which one person cannot stand to be in the same room as the other? How did the marriage get to this point in what might be described as a stressed, strained, or a difficult marriage?


Last Updated on Monday, 12 March 2018 13:42
Proverbs – To Build or Tear Down, Your Choice in Speech, Prov 4:23-27, Matt 12:34-37
Written by John Tsang   
Friday, 09 March 2018 13:13


One of the most common things that we do is speak words (apparently, women speak on average 5000 words a day and men 2000). This past Sunday, we reflect on the wisdom of using our words from Proverbs.


Firstly, Proverbs teach us that our words are deeply connected to our hearts.

Above all else, guard your heart,

for everything you do flows from it. (Prov 4:23)

Jesus taught literally the same thing,

For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. (Matt 12:34, NRSV)

Therefore, we need to guard our hearts and avoid all perverse talk (Prov 4:24).


Last Updated on Friday, 09 March 2018 13:22
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