Sunday, May 6, 2018

Proverbs 16:32

How well do you control your emotions during competition?  Do you blow up on occasion or do you stay under control?  Might the Bible have anything to say about these matters?

Proverbs chapter 16 verse 32 states, “Better a patient man that a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.”  Sometimes the greatest battles that we fight take place between our ears.

It's often the struggle over who controls our minds and emotions that is the foremost factor in our success or failure.  In this scripture, patience and self-control are valued even more highly than physical strength or military power.

As you compete today, ask the Lord to enable you to master your mind and emotions.  Ask Him to take control of them for His purposes.  Compete with patience and in full control of your temper and tongue.  As the proverb says, these qualities make us better than the mighty warrior and even stronger than the one who can overthrow a city.

Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 11:12-26
II Corinthians 5
Psalms 100
I Samuel 14