Is Your Temper Tempered?

Tempered glass is aka safety glass. By code it’s required when installed in wet areas, vehicles,and in second story homes walk way areas. They also recently began manufacturing tempered screen protectors for mobile devices.

Tempered glass, like tempered steel, undergoes a well-controlled heating process which increases strength. Thus, when tempered glass is under stress, it will not easily break into jagged shards that can injure. 

Likewise, a temperate soul—one who is humble and full of love—is also a person of increased spiritual strength. With increased spiritual strength, we are able to develop self-mastery and to live with moderation. We learn to control, or temper, our anger, vanity, and pride. With increased spiritual strength, we can protect ourselves from the dangerous excesses and destructive addictions of today’s world. In a way, we are all overseers and stewards of God’s borrowed resources and Paul reminds us in Titus 1:8 to be hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, and temperate. So the question is-is your temper-tempered? Proverbs 14:29 says, “He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.”

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I am a 4given sinner saved by the blood of Christ.
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