Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Better Than


He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
Proverbs 16:32

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Heavenly Father, We confess that we are very often anything but slow to anger and we are also too quick to speak as well. (James 1:19-20). Please help us to constantly remember that our behavior reflects on you as your dear children. We know from Jesus' perfect example that it's not wrong to be angry about some things, but that our words need to be true and our motive needs to be love (1Cor. 13:1) and zeal for your holy name. (John 2:13-17, Psalm 69:9) Jesus was zealous for the holiness of your temple, and today that temple is those who are indwelt by your Spirit. (Heb. 3:5-6) Please help us to reflect that reality in all we do and say. In Jesus' beloved and infinitely precious name, Amen.