Today’s reading: Proverbs 14:17; Proverbs 14:29; Proverbs 19:19
For the next couple of weeks, we’re going to take a break from reading through a Book of the Bible, and instead focus on a specific topic each week. So today through Friday, our verses and passages will focus on and/or give us a look at anger.
Getting angry is not a sin in itself. Anger is one of many God-given emotions that we can control, temper and harness to bring about good–when we’re aware of our emotions and looking to God for guidance and strength to respond well. But because anger is such a powerful emotion and has a negative origin, we’re more prone to give in to the temptation to sin by responding quickly and humanly.
“A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated” (Proverbs 14:17).
“Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly” (Proverbs 14:29).
“A man of great wrath will pay the penalty, for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again” (Proverbs 19:19).
When you get angry, how do you tend to respond? What impact does slowing down and seeking God in a situation where you are angry, irritated or frustrated have on you and your response, and the situation as a whole? Identify one or two things you can do to ensure a slower and better response the next time something or someone angers you? Tami
Source: Tami’s Blog