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Slow to Anger

Nahum 1:3, “[3] The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked : the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.”

The ultimate goal in our life is to be like Christ. This verse talks about something we can do to do better at that in our lives. It says that the Lord is slow to anger. Some struggle with this more than others, but I believe everyone struggles with this at some point in their lives.

How many times do we see people make bad decisions out of anger? We see it nearly everyday just driving to and from work. Someone cuts someone off and that person feels they have to whip in and out of traffic to get that person back. This puts themselves and those around them in anger. We see it in little children. Someone upsets them and they push or hit the other child to get them back.

Christians struggle with the concept of being slow to anger because the flesh inside of us is quick to anger. The flesh and Spirit is a constant battle, and anger is just one of the many areas in which this occurs.

Let us focus today on being slow to anger. Instead of erupting out of anger, let us ask ourselves how Jesus would act in our situation, and let us answer it honestly. Let us ask God to help us be under control and be slow to anger.

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