Temper's the one thing you can't get rid of, by losing it.
I heard a good whammy at Bible study at Providence Church last night: H.A.L.T.
The context was discussion of the following verses.
- Proverbs 14:17 A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated.
- Proverbs 14:29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
Practical issues of "how to" brought the following to light. (HT Vicky Sterling)
H.A.L.T. before acting. In other words, it's wise not to do anything when you're ...
- H ... Hungry or Hurt
- A ... Angry
- L ... Lonely
- T ... Tired