How Do I Control Anger?          Proverbs 17

Proverbs 17

20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper;
       he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble.

    21 To have a fool for a son brings grief;
       there is no joy for the father of a fool.

    22 A cheerful heart is good medicine,
       but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

    23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret
       to pervert the course of justice.



Write down the questions and answers in your notes. 

Have you ever used the Bible as a light?  Have you ever really sought answers for your life in the Bible?   Many time we get frustrated and anger rises because we don't know what to do.  Watch Light video.

Does your anger freak others out?  If so then you need some work.  Take a closer look at verse 22.  How can you apply this scripture to controling anger?

Take a look at Proverbs 17: 20-23.  Which of these verses talk about the tongue?, joy?, bribes?. 

Now take each of these verses and on your paper describe what each one means to you. 

Then enter a day (4 days actually) in your diary (notes).  Use each of these verses in your daily log.  Make up a story on how you used these scriptures and how you blessed someone with these scriptures and saved the world for the benefit of mankind :)


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Verse 26

This verse is good advice for any person who has authority.

When there is bad news, many people would blame innocent people.  Many rulers do not want to hear about troubles.  Sometimes people hate an honest adviser.  (See 1 Kings 22.) 

However, someone with authority needs to know the truth, even if the truth is bad news.  He needs honest advisers.  He should not blame innocent people.

Ordinary people also need to know the truth.  We should ask honest people for advice.  We cannot trust the advice of someone who is not honest.

Verse 27

A wise man thinks carefully.  He does not suddenly become angry.  Other people might think that he is slow.  They are wrong, because it might take a long time to make a good decision.

Verse 28

This verse is good advice for a fool.  Solomon is using humor here, because a fool hates wisdom and good advice.

Actually, Solomon is pretending that he is advising a fool.  He does this because he has a good lesson to teach us all.

A fool’s words are all evil and foolish.  So he should be silent.  Then he can say nothing that is evil.  Then everybody will think that he is a wise man. 

The lesson for everyone is this.  We should not speak too much.  We should be careful about our words.  We should think before we speak.  Then we shall be able to use wise words.


OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to:

1. Identify the simple man

2. Explain the difference between the Wisdom and Knowledge

3. describe the

4. chart on a map the

5. define the terms

6. Explain the significance of

Knowledge: Recall of data.

Comprehension: Understand the meaning, translation, interpolation, and interpretation of instructions and problems. State a problem in one's own words.

Use a concept in a new situation or unprompted use of an abstraction. Applies what was learned in the classroom into novel situations in the workplace.

Separates material or concepts into component parts so that its organizational structure may be understood. Distinguishes between facts and inferences. 

Builds a structure or pattern from diverse elements. Put parts together to form a whole, with emphasis on creating a new meaning or structure.

Make judgments about the value of ideas or materials.

Remember : Recognizing, Recalling
Understand : Interpreting, exemplifying, classifying, summarizing, inferring, comparing, explaining
Apply : Executing, implementing
Analyze : Differentiating, organizing, attributing
Evaluate : checking, critiquing
Create: generating, planning, producing