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Thought and Prayer for Saturday, July 9, 2016

Saturday, July 09, 2016


There are times when whatever we do tends to make others angry. We may not intentionally do it to make them angry but they get angry anyway. Then there are times we intentionally do things to anger others. We stir things up a bit and say things we know will get them riled up. Motivating others to anger will not do any good for anyone. We need to careful with our words so we are not stirring up anger at home, in the community and in the workplace.

Proverbs 30:33 "As the beating of cream yields butter and striking the nose causes bleeding, so stirring up anger causes quarrels." (NLT)

Proverbs 30:33 "Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife." (KJV)

Dear Lord, help us today to say the right things that will bring peace to others rather than stir up anger. We know we should be careful with our words and actions so we are not motivating others to be angry. We also know we have options about what we can say or do. Help us to make the right decisions with our words and actions so we are creating peace rather than turmoil. In Jesus' name. Amen.

It is possible to say something to others constructively that will not cause them to get angry.

Motivating others to anger will not do any good for anyone.

We are to use God's wisdom in choosing our words with others so we don't provoke them to anger.

Galatians 5:26 "Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another." (NLT)

Those who are wise will seek out words that will calm anger rather than provoke it.

Proverbs 29:8 "Mockers can get a whole town agitated, but the wise will calm anger." (NLT)

Focus: Choose wise words to help calm a situation rather than provoke others to anger.
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