Cooler Heads

Mockers stir up a city, but the wise turn away anger. Proverbs 29:8

It’s not at all wise to go “toe to toe” with someone who is violent and angry. Confrontation, while it may seem like the thing to do in the heat of the moment, will only provoke the situation further.

Again, restraint is needed. I know, it’s easier said than done, and that is true. The wise thing to do is to let the anger and insults fly over your head. Only when the anger has died down can you start a meaningful and unemotional dialog with the angry person.

Pray that on the occasions you are confronted with these types of situations that you will indeed show wisdom and restraint. Usually it doesn’t happen every day, but when it does you will be prepared for the moment.

It’s the very reason we pray for the elusive thing called wisdom.

Leave a Reply