FAMILY MATTERS (3)                              Ephesians 4:25-32

“He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.” (Proverbs 14:29)

God doesn’t deny us the right to emotions, but He does hold us accountable for how we handle them. For example, it’s never okay to abuse those He’s entrusted to your care. Paul said, “Don’t sin by letting anger control you… anger gives a foothold to the devil, “Satan would like nothing better than to gain an entry point into your home, then turn it into a living hell. And every time you fly into a rage you lose ground to him. Hot words don’t result in cool judgment. Solomon said, “A hot temper shows great foolishness” (Proverbs 14:29 NLT) The key to managing your anger is in finding ways to express it so it doesn’t end up in an explosion. It’s okay to share your feelings, but you must do it the right way. Ultimately the issue is not who’s right or wrong, (or who can yell the loudest) it’s about finding the answer that’s for everyone. Nobody can be everything you want them to be, all the time. It’s impossible to have a long term, loving relationship without learning to accept human weakness. So instead of dwelling on one another’s shortcomings, focus on your collective strength as a family. Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Paul Pearsall says. “Most of us would give our lives for a family member. Yet too often we live our daily life as if we take our families for granted.” Learn to control your temper, your family’s worth it. After all, who else loves you regardless of what you do? And where else can you find the comfort that comes from such a support system? (TWFT)

PRAYER LINE: Father, please help me to discipline myself, to control my anger, emotions conscious that my children are beneficiary of disciplined life.


Obedience to God flows freely from love.

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