Posted: June 02, 2018
"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you." James 1:19-21 (emphasis added)
This is a great verse with clarity and truth if you're sitting in "neutral" mentally right now.
But when you're right in the thick of it, seeing red, losing control...bible verses are not what you want to hear, amiright?
Which is why the last line is so interesting. "Humbly accept the word planted in you..."
If you already have His encouragement and commands rooted in your spirit, you're going to be a lot better off when the anger creeps in. It might even "save you" from saying or doing something you really, really regret!
Jesus, I let anger get the best of me far too often. I know that I need to have Your living Word already in me to ward off the temptation to react out of that anger and hurt others. Help me commit your Word to memory so I can recall it when needed and humbly be "slow to become angry." Amen.