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GRACEVINE DEVOTIONAL
Thursday December 8, 2016
Ecclesiastes 7:9 KJV
“Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools”

Anger is a little madness that causes great damage, if uncontrolled.
Anger robs a person of wisdom. An angry person is mostly unreasonable.

Proverbs 14:17 KJV
“He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly…”

Many people have lost so much to anger and are living with the consequences till today. One of the greatest abilities a person can demonstrate is their mastery of anger.

Proverbs 16:32 KJV
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

The Bible text above likened anger management to a great war - time conquest because very few have mastered the act of self - control.

Anger is a very disruptive and destructive emotion. Its after effect can be devastating on a man’s health, robbing him of long life.

Most anger issues are traceable to insecurities that lie tucked away in the subconscious, but spring forth suddenly when stirred. To deal with anger effectively, there’s need to identify, understand and eliminate the root cause. Most insecurities are products of criticisms and mistreatments experienced in the growing years. The suppression of outbursts at the criticisms end up building unbelievable tension in the subconscious.

Anger can also be learned by association and observation.

Proverbs 22:24-25 KJV
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: [25] Lest thou LEARN his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.

Anger has destroyed many relationships & great business opportunities. It has caused many to utter many things that they live to regret. It is indeed a little madness.

There’s a kind of anger that serves as fuel for executing right actions that correct evil situations but for the most part, anger is terrible.

The Bible admonishes that we stop anger in its track.

“Cease from anger, and forsake wrath….” (Psalm 37:8)

Make a resolve today to check anger and pray for help from the Lord to overcome it.

Shalom
Pastor Ken

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