There’s not a one of us who has not been angry at someone for something they did or have said to us. Anger is something that we need to lean to control; sometimes anger comes quickly but it is how we respond to the anger that’s important. How does one control his or her anger?
Proverbs 19:11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and [it is] his glory to pass over a transgression. The word DISCRETION means knowledge and prudence; that discernment which enables a person to judge critically of what is correct and proper, united with caution; then we see the word DEFER To delay; to put off; to postpone to a future time;
Knowledge of a man putting off his anger and to forgive is to his glory.
Proverbs 14:29 He that is] slow to wrath [is] of great understanding: but [he that is] hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Proverbs 16:32 He that is] slow to anger [is] better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Learning to control one’s anger until the proper time to deal with the matter is what must be learned. He that is “SLOW TO ANGER” is better that the mighty; “HE THAT RULETH HIS SPIRIT” than he that takes a city. He that is “SLOW TO WRATH” is of great understanding. When someone causes me to get or be angry I must remember to put off my anger until a later time so that I might deal with it after giving it some thought. I should then deal with it one to one not in front of others. Like “Mike what you said the other day about me not only hurt my feelings but it made me very angry at you. I wish the next time you felt that way you would come to me in private so we might handle our differences that our opinions would not be openly known.”
Wayne Sosebee is an RU Director and President and Founder of Scarlet Thread Ministries which in the process of starting up a place where men and women can come for help to be overcomers of what has long had them bound.