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“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” (James 1:19-20, ESV) Temper tantrums are not cute, but toddlers and young children use them when they can’t get their own way. They may kick, scream, throw themselves on the floor, or even bang their heads. I once babysat a toddler who was a master of temper tantrums. The parents called from the restaurant to check on Miss Tantrum and seemed utterly surprised at the complete silence in the background.…

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. (I Peter 3:8-11, English Standard Version) While reading the Bible this morning, I think I discovered…

“And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?” Mark 4:40 Jesus had spent a busy day, teaching the multitudes in parables, and later explaining these parables to His disciples. Now he was tired and so He suggested that they go across the Sea of Galilee to the other side. He lay down in the back part of the boat and went to sleep. No doubt the disciples were talking among themselves about the stories Jesus had told and what they meant. Then a great storm of wind arose, and the…