An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Anger Management

(Proverbs 16:32 KJV)  He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Why do we get angry in a hurry?  I think that much of it is because we feel that we have been wronged by someone who is not as deserving as we are.  It is the reaction of the self-centered heart.  I don’t say “self-centered” in a totally negative way here.  It is natural for us to be in the center of our world.  All of our senses radiate from our physical bodies.  When someone cuts in front of us in line, they are physically invading our area.  They are violating our space.  If it were a barking dog coming between me and my children a quick response would be necessary.

How do we keep from getting angry?  Spend some time meditating on the different scriptures that tell us to put others first.  Saturate your soul with that truth.  Then, when you lose it, take a moment to repent and humble yourself before God.  Commit to self control next time.  Eventually you will be able to change and control the anger response.

So when do you get started?  How about next time you lose it.  Call on the Holy Spirit to bring to mind your sinful response and help you initiate the repentance.  Ask Him to help you on a regular basis.  You can change.  You must change. 

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