Friday, August 15, 2014

2014 August 15 - Morning Manna

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: Do things make you angry easily? Why do we even get mad at other people?  What is it that causes some to get so angry that they lash out at people or yell and scream at their loved ones?  How do they allow themselves to get so angry that they abuse their loved ones because of their anger?  This should never been done by anyone, and  especially not Christians.  There is nothing that should drive us to this point.  We are called to live in peace with all men, especially those of our own households and of the household of faith.  Solomon said that he that is slow to anger is of great understanding.  The reason is when you are slow to anger it prevents you from destroying your witness and your good name before others and it keeps you out of trouble.  As Christians, we are told to walk in the Spirit and then we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16); and if we are lead by the Spirit of God, we are the sons of God (Romans 8:14).  Since anger is a work of the flesh (according to Galatians 5:20), we must not allow it to control our life. Thus, when one is quickly angered, they have not been made perfect in love.  God is love (1 John4:8), and in Him was no guile found.  So anytime you start to feel anger rising up within you, why not stop and take a praise break.  As the psalmist said, “Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments, Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them” (Psalm 119:164-165).

Sing: To be like Jesus, to be like Jesus, on earth I long to be like Him; all through life’s journey, from earth to glory, I only ask, to be like Him.

Thought for Today: Remove the "r" from anger and add an "l" and you can be an angel.

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