Slow To Anger

3-16-12

Proverbs 16:32 says, “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.” A person that is able to practice self-control over their emotions is exercising more power than what it would take to conquer a city. Our greatest enemy is not the outside forces that would seek to break down our walls and enter in our “little city.” Our greatest enemy is ourselves. Even the Devil himself must leave us alone when we resist him. So many times we tend to think that our biggest problem is the people around us, our circumstances, our finances and so on. We may not be able to change all that around us but we can change how we react to it. So many people today are full of anger because of how life is treating them. It does not take great power to react to the people and circumstances in life that we don’t like. But, it takes great power to control your anger and not allow it to control you. Anger is like drunkenness, people do things when they are angry that normally they would never do. Through Christ we can control our temper, we can do all things through Christ who strenghthens us. Oh Jesus! Fill us with your love and flush out the anger and hate in our hearts!