Proverbs - Hot Anger, Thin Skin, and Mastery of Self

+ Application Questions

  1. What is something God has been teaching you through your Bible reading this week?

  2. How has last week’s sermon on busyness and laziness been resonating with you throughout this past week? Have you had any specific circumstances when the Lord allowed you to apply a truth from the sermon to your life?

  3. What question, conviction, realization, or insight jumped out at you from God’s Word this morning?

  4. Anger reveals what we care most about in life. If someone could replay all of the times you got angry in the past year, what would these scenes reveal about your priorities?

  5. There are a number of Proverbs that speak of ways to deal with the anger of others: Creating Distance (22:24), Absorption (10:12), Diversion (15:2; 29:8), Ignoring (20:3), or resolving (17:14). Share about a time when someone used one of these avenues to resolve a would-be conflict.

  6. God gets angry at a number of issues in Proverbs: injustice, pride, hypocritical worship, etc. Read Proverbs 6:16–19. Are there any issues that you are apathetic towards that you ought to become more angry about?

  7. How does being a Christian with a right view of reality help to guard one against sinful anger? Consider ones view of God, view of self, revelation from God’s word, empowerment by the Spirit, or the local church.