By Ron Adams
". . . But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God."
God realizes that anger can build up within us. That's not wrong within itself. However, the Scriptures tell us that we are to be "slow to anger." When you are able to maintain control of your anger, you demonstrate great inner strength. The one who "flies off the handle" at the least provocation has little inner strength and is at the mercy of others.
Some Gems From the Book of Proverbs
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
He who is slow to anger has great understanding,
But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife,
But the slow to anger pacifies contention.
A man's discretion makes him slow to anger,
And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.
- Ron Adams publishes F.Y.C., a monthly publication. Bible references are from the NASB except where another translation is referenced. Back issues are archived at http://ra10ar.com Be thoughtful and kind. All rights reserved. © 2021