Open Heaven Daily Devotional 18 April 2023
TOPIC: Destiny Destroyers: Anger
MEMORISE: Ecclesiastes 7:9
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
He who is slow to wrath has great understanding, But he who is [a]impulsive exalts folly.
Open Heaven Daily Devotional 18 April 2023 MESSAGE
Anger is one major tool that the devil uses to destroy destinies. Everybody knows clearly that no one just gets angry for no reason, without any provocation. Ecclesiastes 7:9 says, “Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry:for anger resteth in the bosom of fools”.In Numbers 20:1-12, Moses – who had been labouring for God for forty years and leading a very difficult set of people, lost his temper just before he got to the promised land and so didn’t enter into it.
Watch it: anytime something is about to make you angry, quickly check yourself; the devil may be preparing to spring an attack. Anger is very dangerous. There was a man whose only problem was anger. Whenever he got angry, he could do anything. He had just bought a brand new car, parked it in front of the house and was rejoicing when his son took something sharp and scratched it on the new car.
This man saw it and out of anger, used the first thing he saw – a hammer, to smash his son’s hand. The boy screamed. Upon realising what he had done, the man rushed the boy to the hospital, where the doctor said the only solution was to amputate the boy’s fingers. The following day, he went to see the boy in the hospital and the boy said to him, “Daddy, when will my fingers grow again?” The man went back home with a very heavy heart.
He then decided to go and check what the boy had written on the car anyway. The boy had written on the car, “Daddy, I love you”. The man was so devastated that he committed suicide. Anger is a temporary madness; that is why you hear people say, “I was mad with him” and they say it with pride.
If you really want to fulfil your destiny, you have to deal with anger in your life. He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. Proverbs 16:32
Rule your spirit. Don’t let anger bring you down.
Prayer Point: Father, destroy any root of anger in me,in Jesus’ name.
Hymn 19 Rock Of Ages, Cleft For Me
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