“He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.” (Proverbs 25:28)
Today’s Morsel: I’m sure most of you, like me, have been out shopping when all of a sudden you hear this loud screaming and scrawling coming from somewhere in the store, and you notice this young tot having a temper-tantrum because he isn’t getting his way. And I know, you like me thinks that kid needs a good spanking. Or as I heard one mother tell her kids, you show out on me, I’ll show out on you! Temper tantrums are a natural part of growing up, but when they happen, there needs to be a time for education. And the education should happen early on, with the first display of the tantrums. Usually by the the time a child is four years old, they should have learned the lesson, if they are having temper tantrums after that, Houston we’ve got a problem. You see, our temper is like a fire. It gets very destructive when it gets out of control. Solomon states that he that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. If we do not put some restraint to restrain our wrath and anger to keep us within due bounds; we become exposed to the enemy of souls, Satan, and we are liable to every sin, snare, and temptation that he sends our way. The earlier a person learns to control anger, the earlier they learn how to have peace.
Sing: Take the name of Jesus with you, child of sorrow and of woe; It will joy and comfort give you, take it then wherever you go.
Precious name, O how sweet! Hope of earth and joy of heaven. Precious name, O how sweet! Hope of earth and joy of heaven.
Thought For Today: The earlier one learns to control anger, the earlier one learns how to have peace (Parker)