Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:9 (KJV). Check your anger because it can let you lose control of your emotions and act in a way you are not happy about.
Moses is a typical personality in the Bible who failed to follow God’s command and could not enter the promised land because of anger. Anger caused Moses to act foolishly and he could not complete God’s agenda. Our Father in heaven is slow to anger and plenteous in mercy (Psalms 103:8). He wants us to imitate Him, to be slow to anger and plenteous in mercy. When a person is hasty in spirit to anger, the tendency to sin or go out of control is high. There are many instances where people have acted in anger and regretted it afterwards when they became sober. No wonder the opening scripture says anger rests in the bosom of a fool. In other words, anger produces foolishness and makes you act without thinking clearly. It is sometimes better to control anger by changing the subject matter under discussion than continuing a discussion which is fueling the anger. Dear beloved, what did you learn from the article? Share your thoughts here!