He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. Proverbs 16:32 NKJV
The bible is God’s written revelation to mankind. The bible reveals God’s character. The bible is a spiritual book that reveals spiritual things.
God never intended for us to be halo heads. The Lord does not want us to be so heavenly minded we are no earthly good to Him ourselves or other people. The bible is also a very practical down to earth instruction manual for right living.
The Lord says he who is slow to anger is better than the mighty. Our emotions do not have intellect. Our emotions do not think or react logically. God did not tell us not to get angry. He tells us to be slow to anger because we tend to overreact when we are angry.
The anger of man does not bring about the righteousness of God. There is much going on in the world we should be angry about. Overreacting to circumstances and situations that make us angry does not make them better. It makes them worse.
How can a man who is slow to anger be better than a man who is mighty?
A person who is quick to anger is unstable. An angry person is unable to think clearly. An angry person is more likely to do something and be sorry for it later. The inability to control anger can be a stronghold just like drug addiction alcoholism or immorality.
We all have selfish desires. We have the capacity for acts of great good or evil. If we fall into the trap of expressing our anger at other people we have already been deceived.
The Lord wants us to bring everything to Him in prayer. If we have a problem with anger we should turn to Him. Jesus gives us everything we need to live a life of Godliness.
The Word of God says, “Be still and know that I am God.” When we are angry we should be still (do not act out in anger) and turn to God. We should allow God to be God because He is God. Taking our anger to Him so He can deal with it is an appropriate expression of anger.
What God has shown me is that when I am angry if I act out I cannot take back what I have done. If there is an action I must take I can always do it later.
God has not gone away somewhere and left us to ourselves. Jesus gives us everything we need to bring glory and honor to Him and bless the people we love today!
Call on Jesus to bring healing and transformation into your life. Trust God with your feelings and emotions. Trust Jesus enough to turn every area of your life over to His care!
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