Wednesday, May 19, 2010

2010 May 20 - Morning Manna

The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it (Proverbs 16:14).

Today's morsel: The word "pacifier" comes from the word "pacify" which means to calm somebody who is angry or agitated, or soothe violent or angry feelings. This is why when a baby is crying, often times the parents will give them a pacifier to calm them in their angry or agitated state. Solomon said that the anger of a king is as messengers of death, but a wise man will pacify it. In other words, a wise man will disannul, forgive, be merciful, pardon, and put off the anger. The Bible says that the wise in heart shall be called prudent and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning (Proverbs 16:21). The prudent is not reckless, nor does he show forth anger without a cause, but he is careful, cautious, sensible, and discreet. His words are sweet to the hearer as well as himself. He doesn't allow anger to control him as he knows that anger rests in the bosom of fools. If you have no rule over your spirit, you will soon destroy yourself and hurt others. The Holy Ghost works as a pacifier in us, to help us keep our anger under control. So keep the pacifier in so that you do not become angry.

Sing: Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, oh Lord!

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