Ecclesiastes 7:9 – Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool. (NLT)

Anger is not a sin, but what you do when angry could lead you to sin against God. Ephesians 4:26-27 says, “Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil”. This means that the ability to control yourself will save you from the trap and calamities of anger. Self-control works in line with love and patience, and they are all fruits of the Spirit. To subdue your flesh from responding to anger, you need to strengthen your relationship with God so that His fruits of love, self-control, and patience can germinate in you.

It is also important for you to examine yourself and your pathways in order to identify what makes you angry. If you can work on your anger triggers, you will reduce the risk of acting in an ungodly manner when annoyed. Failure to do this will amount to what Solomon wrote in our Bible reading, that only fools get angry quickly and hold grudges, and the companions of fools will be destroyed (Proverbs 13:20). My prayer for you today is that you will not cause your own destruction in Jesus’ name.

Beloved, talk to God to make you sensitive in positions of anger and to help you exercise self-control. This will save you from the destruction lying in wait.


Hymn: Come into my Heart — Harry D. Clarke (1924)

1. The fruits of the Spirit germinate in my life to quench every rage.


1. Chains of hindrance and defeat, binding my hands and feet, break!

2. Whoever says I will not reach my goal in life. You and your children shall feed at my table.

3. Father, turn me into a book that cannot be read and a poison in the mouth of the enemy.


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