“A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again” (Proverbs 19:19).TEXT — Proverbs 19:10-20
Moses was a man of God who led the Israelites out of Egypt. The Bible says he “was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth”; but this great man of God got pressured into a fit of anger. Apart from breaking the tables of stone that contained the writing of God, in anger, Moses struck the rock, contrary to divine instruction in the wilderness that required him to speak to it to bring forth water for the people to drink. Because of these, Moses did not complete the job of taking the Israelites to the Promised Land.
The Scripture passage for meditation today contains several truths, one of which is that anger attracts punishment and loss. It takes good discretion for anyone to avoid anger and overlook an offence. People of great wrath make a lot of dangerous mistakes that can cost even their lives. We are also enjoined to help the poor for whoever gives to them lends to the Lord. As we know, the Lord owes no man and will repay anyone who provides assistance to the poor. For parents, it is your responsibility to discipline your children while there is still time and hope. Doing otherwise will ruin their lives and cause you regrets.
Several great men and women have destroyed their lives and destinies due to anger and bad temper, which are reflections of the depraved nature of man. Great wrath aborts dreams, causes hardship, breaks friendships and leads to death and destruction.
Are you easily provoked? Do something about it today. Go to the cross and the Lord will help you destroy that old nature. It is cancerous; do not let it linger.
Thought for the day
Anger dies when self is crucified.
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- PROVERBS 12 – 14