Today's Golden Rule
Proverbs 16: 32 ESV “Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.”
Proverbs 19: 11 ESV “Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.”
Proverbs 14: 17 ESV “A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated.”
James 1: 19 ESV Hearing and Doing the Word “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;”
The art of listening is something each person should learn. We are reminded that God spoke to us a very long time ago about this very important factor. In Proverbs we are reminded that we should be slow to anger and watch our tempers.
James in the New Testament also reminds us that we should “be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to being angry.” I know live in the real world and people are fickle and can make one so angry. This where the Golden Rule of life will come into play, we should watch our words and guard our hearts. Let’s not take everything literally and let’s be patient with people. You know they might be facing some difficulties and not always thinking. People under pressure become reactive and rarely listen.
I don’t know if this will apply in your life but for today apply this one “golden rule.”
Lord as we meditate and think on Your Word today please help us to be quick to listen and slow to becoming angry and slow to speaking out. We struggle with our ego’s and we allow our flesh to rise up and control our lives. Forgive us for being so egotistical as we repent today asking for the Holy Spirits help in our own lives. We ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen