Verse of the Day
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1:19, 20
A father wanted to correct his short tempered son; he gave his son a bag nails and said every time you get angry hammer a nail in wooden fence. The first day the boy hammered 30 nails and slowly he started controlling his temperament. After few weeks, the boy told his father that now he is totally in control of his temperament. Father told his son to now to take out a nail everyday he did not get angry. After some time the boy came to his father and told him that he has pulled back all the nails. Father appreciated his son and said “let’s go and see the Fence”. Looking at the holes in fence, the father said “The fence will be never same again, similarly when you say or do things in anger, it leaves a permanent mark on others heart like these holes”.
We must have observed in our daily life that while fighting people are standing close to each other but they are shouting, it is because their hearts are at a distance and sometimes the distance become so great they never come near again. Likewise, when people are in love are like each other they speaks softly, when intimacy is great they usually talk in whispers. If we look at the life Jesus, he was always polite and helpful. We as Christians are shadow of Jesus Christ; therefore, we should always be polite, courteous, caring and helpful.
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.