Anger Averted

Anger Controlls Him
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1 Samuel 25:34 For as surely as the LORD the God of Israel lives, who has restrained me from hurting you, unless you had hurried and come to meet me, truly by morning there would not have been left to Nabal as much as one male.

“I could strangle him!”

There have been times when I or someone I care for had been so harmed that vengeance seemed the only answer. Or perhaps a crime so vile that allocation of food, water, even air, feels like putting good things to waste.

Anger had welled up and consumed David such that he had led four hundred men ready for battle towards the camp of Nabal. Yet God had intervened, averting David’s anger.

Caring deeply opens us to the possibility of deep anger. Thus we must open ourselves even more deeply to the intervening work of the Holy Spirit.

When have you responded to insult with the grace of Jesus?

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