A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.
These verses bring me back to our discussion last night regarding the Spirit. If I am patient, if I listen for and listen to God’s Spirit in me, I am more apt to understand, and more apt to be a calming influence in a quarrel. If I react without thinking or without stopping to listen for God, I am certain to look foolish, and may make things worse. It is too easy to act without stopping for direction. God’s Spirit in me is ALWAYS available, 24/7.
Holy Father, you are always available for direction. I need only to stop and ask, and then to listen. Amen
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