In Anger

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Today's reading: Esther 1:10-2:1; Proverbs 19:11; Proverbs 15:18

After a week of partying, King Ahasuerus decides to show off a bit more by parading his beautiful wife, Queen Vashti, in front of his male guests wearing her royal crown. There is debate here whether "with her royal crown" meant only her royal crown (in other words naked except for her crown) or clothed and also with her royal crown. Either way, in his intoxicated state, the king makes a poor decision that is inconsiderate of and demeaning to his wife.

When Vashti refuses to comply with his command, King Ahasuerus becomes angry. Verse 12 tells us, "At this the king became enraged, and his anger burned within him." Ahasuerus is more than a little miffed--he's consumed with anger! And in his emotionally unstable state (intoxicated and now angered) he launches into action, following his first rash and poor decision with yet another. When the dust settles (Esther 2:1), it's a sad day because Vashti, the king's cherished wife, is banished from his presence forever.

What are the dangers of reacting and responding to someone or to a situation when you're angry? When are you most likely to get angry and respond poorly (in what situations, with what people), and why is it important for you to be aware of this? What's one thing that helps you respond appropriately when someone or something makes you mad? Tami

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There is regret and sometimes you have to live with the consequences of your angry.
Not one to be known to have a quick temper, I must always be alert that some subtle attack from Satan could stir up strive a petty thing that escalates to outburst of words to soon regret. Not a good testimony for the Lord.So important that you could cause permanent damage to a good relationship as we see her in the story of a king and a queen.
Pray a silent prayer to the Lord for help. Try to bring calm to the situation by remaining silent or changing the subject .

There is regret and sometimes you have to live with the consequences of your angry.
Not one to be known to have a quick temper, I must always be alert that some subtle attack from Satan could stir up strive over some petty thing that escalates to outburst of words then to soon regret. Not a good testimony for the Lord.So important that you could cause permanent damage to a good relationship as we see her in the story of a king and a queen.I might add be careful not to cause someone to become angry.
Pray a silent prayer to the Lord for help. Try to bring calm to the situation by remaining silent or changing the subject .

There is regret and sometimes you have to live with the consequences of your angry.
Not one to be known to have a quick temper, I must always be alert that some subtle attack from Satan could stir up strive over some petty thing that escalates to outburst of words then to soon regret. Not a good testimony for the Lord.So important that you could cause permanent damage to a good relationship as we see her in the story of a king and a queen.I might add be careful not to cause someone to become angry.
Pray a silent prayer to the Lord for help. Try to bring calm to the situation by remaining silent or changing the subject .

Tami,

I have been doing some research from your great blog that you have for us to feast,meditate and to apply to our personal lives. I even did a search on anger and found it is an effect to something else, like shamed, embarrassed,insecurity and even saw where domestic abuse is more about controlling someone than being angry.
As we look at the lesson and your questions to help us and to assess our anger.
Not knowing all the details of what cause the queen not to obey the king, although we know that he was quite "merry" after 7 days of excess.
Christian can have an uncontrolled temper/anger/agitation without drinking too. Being under stress, lack of sleep, not a healthy diet,lack of exercising and etc. Let us not give place to the Devil. Being mindful of what makes us anger, warning signs that we are about to lose self-control and do remedy as soon as possible before it is too late!!

Because it is important to control our anger besides God desires us to and it is not a good testimony to the lost world. They are not likely to forget or forgive, in fact, they may use it for an excuse not to become a Christian!

How to respond appropriately when someone or something makes us mad is to be prepared! Keep in God's Word, pray and the more we do the more like Jesus we want to be! Have a verse memorize to help in such a time. Acknowledge we have a weakness towards anger,lack of sleep and exercise, etc and ask the Lord to help you so you will not be vulnerable to
"blowing one's stack"!

Being tired for example is as bad to cloud of clear thinking as being drunk. So to prevent it, do something about it, before an accident on the job,highway happens!

For what it is worth, I am a teetotaler. Although I prefer milk or hot coffee with my cookies!

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