It would be wonderful if emotions were controlled while debating—that way people could disagree without becoming disagreeable (Ephesians 4:26-27,29,31-32). Losing it and engaging in shouting matches occurs on many cable news shows. The TV will be on and the next thing you hear will be yelling and when you go to see what is going on, you see people on a panel supposedly giving points of views, but instead they are arguing just like one may see in the streets.
Mastering emotions isn’t easy, but the Bible teaches that control must be achieved. “Temperance” is the word we are looking for, and its meaning is “self restraint” (Proverbs 16:32; James 1:19-20; 1 Corinthians 9:25; Titus 1:8; Ecclesiastes 7:8-9). Such a virtue requires practice, prayer, and determination. To have self control is a great thing because it eliminates other people from pushing our buttons. So get busy and control those emotions. Don’t fly off the handle. Don’t cuss. Don’t hit or slam things against a wall. Don’t hurl insults or interrupt the one speaking. etc. Keep your composure.
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.