He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly"(Proverbs 14:29).
Today's Morsel: We hear a lot about road rage, terror attacks and shootings. Why does there seem to be so much anger? Does it seem that you are becoming short tempered lately? Does it seem that things are making you upset and uneasy when you hear it or are caught up in it. I've noticed that people in the church are starting to allow anger to invade their homes and lives. Husbands are yelling at their wives. Wives are yelling at their husband. And the children are yelling at their parents and after each other. Where is all this anger coming from? It's coming from what we are listening to and from others, from what we are observing on the worldwide web, from what we are listening to on the radio, and what many are watching on the television. Today's social media seems to be upsetting about everything. Solomon tells us that he that is slow to wrath is of great understanding. In other words, he's not drawn into such foolishness. James tells us, "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls" (James 1:19-21). If you listen carefully, you will not be drawn into anger. You will be able to discern good from evil and be able to walk away from foolishness. As the Department of Transportation used to say, " Buckle up, the life you save may be your very own!" This includes our lips.
Sing: Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of this earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.