Wednesday, August 2, 2023


Proverbs 10:19


We continue our lessons on temperamental traits by considering the strengths and weaknesses of sanguine persons. From the Scripture above, we learn that the more one talks, the more one is likely to sin. Unfortunately, this is one of the major weaknesses of a sanguine person – he is naturally talkative. Apart from being talkative, a sanguine is unstable, undisciplined and very fearful.

However, a sanguine is sociable, compassionate, forgives easily, receptive and good at doing business. Thus, if a sanguine should allow the Holy Spirit to help him deal with the weaknesses mentioned above, they can become very useful in God’s vineyard. For instance, being a talkative, such a person can become a great preacher and a teacher. Being sociable, they can easily relate and bring people to the saving knowledge of Christ. The Apostle Peter is a typical example of a sanguine who would want to be seen and heard in every place. No wonder on the day of Pentecost, he was the one who ministered for three thousand souls to be saved (Acts 2:14-36).

Remember Peter was the same person the Father was pleased to reveal the True identity of Jesus to when the question “But who do you say that I am” was posed (Matt. 16:15).

Prayer Guide: Lord Jesus, your word tells me that the more I talk, the more I am likely to sin. Please help me to overcome the weakness of being talkative! Help my sanguine friends too to overcome their weaknesses. In your name I pray. Amen.

Memory Verse For This Week: Galatians 5:16 (ESV) – But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.