DCLM DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL FOR SEPTEMBER 20, 2023 (DANGER OF ANGER)
TOPIC : DANGER OF ANGER
Text: Proverbs 19:10-20 (KJV)
10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
12 The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the Lord.
15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
16 He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.
17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.
20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
KEY VERSE: “A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.” – (Proverbs 19:19)
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.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Proverbs 12-14
Daily Manna is the daily devotional of the Deeper Christian Life Bible Ministry (DCLM) written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi. It is an extraction of God’s Word designed to draw the sincere seeker closer to God on a daily basis through an insightful exposition and analysis of God’s Word