Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Slow to wrath

He who is slow to wrath has great understanding, But he who is impulsive exalts folly. - Proverbs 14:29

We live in angry days. Everyone seems to be angry at every and anyone else. Anger Seems to be the solution to any problem. I am glad Facebook is not real, or I would be worried about the number of Christians who are angry at everyone.

Everyone seems to be angry with everyone about everything.

Sadly, that anger is being seen in action more and more. It seems like the whole world has a bad case of road rage. One word, one action, one look – and there is an explosion of anger.

For believers, my brethren, ‘these things ought not so to be.’

He who is slow to wrath has great understanding.

On the other hand –

He who is impulsive exalts folly.

Have you have seen how foolish someone looks when they are angry? Have you ever considered how you might look when you get angry? Of course the idea here is wrathful anger. Anger in itself is not sin – it is what we do with anger that matters. If we let our anger become wrath then we sin.

We must be careful that we don’t let this angry world make us angry people. We can’t even afford to respond to anger with anger.

Stop, take a breath, count to ten, and most importance of all pray for help. Don’t let the cancer of anger spread. 

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