Anger Devotional: Friday, February 12

Begin with prayer, asking the Lord to reveal where you are ensnared with anger.

Read Proverbs 22:24-25: Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.  

Are you this “hot-headed person?”  If not, are you surrounding yourself with friends who are “hot-headed?”  The attitude of an angry person with a poor view of life can be contagious. This is why it is essential to display wisdom in your selection of friends.  Another person can bring you down morally.  Are there some people in your life that you need to distance yourself from because of their sinful attitude?

Pray that you will be a person whose life is characterized not by anger or irrational behavior, but rather that you will be patient, kind, and loving toward God and others.