Destructive Anger

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Today's reading: Judges 9:22-57; Ecclesiastes 7:9; Proverbs 14:29

Anger is a powerful, God-given emotion that was designed for our good (as a protection mechanism against danger and a motivator to help us respond to suffering and wrongdoing). But all too often, instead of harnessing and controlling our anger so that we can use it for good, we allow it to hijack our thinking in the most negative way possible. When that happens, things can get pretty ugly and sinful--fast.

"Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools." (Ecclesiastes 7:9)

"Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly." (Proverbs 14:29)

Abimelech illustrates the teachings of Ecclesiastes 7:9 and Proverbs 14:29 well. He was a prideful, power-hungry man who allowed his emotions, and specifically anger, to dictate his thinking and actions. As a result, we see massive destruction, damage and death (as well as Abimelech's own bizarre death), all fueled by his foolish and sinful response to anger.

When something angers you, how do you tend to respond? What impact does slowing down and seeking God when you're angry, irritated or frustrated have on your demeanor, your response and the situation as a whole? Identify one or two things you can do to ensure a slower and better response the next time something or someone angers you. Tami

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Tami, I would have to say to memorize verse in the Bible and if you have a anger problem to ask the Lord to help you to control your temper. Be a good listener and ask question to help you to understand the person who might just
have a different point of view and learn from them instead of getting anger over something misunderstood. May the person wants to see you get anger to ruin your testimony for Christ.Consider the cost of losing your temper.

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