A hot-tempered person must pay the penalty; rescue them, and you will have to do it again. Proverbs 19:19 New International Version.
From my experience short tempered people are also stubborn, rude, and down right stupid.
That is why it is best to warn them once.
If the stubbornly refuse then step back and let them learn the hard way.
Never mind giving them community work, house arrest or probation, give them corporate punishment.
There is a sheriff in Arizona that when you go to his prison you sleep in a tent, eat meager meals and there is no entertainment like gyms, or computers.
His rate of ex-convicts retuning is almost zero.
Do you think that is saying something?
A rod is for the back of one who has no sense. Proverbs 10:13 New International Version
I also learned this about stiff necked people. Stiff necked people are stubborn, arrogant, short tempered, rude and mean spirited (they are very judgmental and say and do things to intentionally upset people and laugh at them. When they are confronted they always act innocent and indeed many times try to blame the people they victimized).
In my life I have seen the end of them. They are lonely, sad and miserable. Every day is a living hell for them and seems to be endless. The sad part is because they know they should repent and stubbornly refuse to do so they will indeed end up on Hell for eternity.
Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy. Proverbs 29:1 New International Version
Prayer: Please Jehovah give me the strength and wisdom to just step back and let the stiff necked people that enter my life learn the hard way. Even though it may be difficult, especially if it is a loved one, You have taught me that it is the only way. I ask this in the name of He who wept over a unrepentant Jerusalem Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sweet sunshine of Jesus' precious love bless you today and every day.
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