Want to be more like Jesus? Scripture is the key!
Take Psalm 145:8 for an example. It says, “The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.”
This scripture contains 4 abilities that you are capable of doing – mercy, compassion, love, and anger.
Jesus was full of mercy, compassion and love; but He had those times when He got angry – a righteous anger that was not directed at destroying a person but turning them in the right direction toward God. In other words, His anger was an outlet for mercy, compassion, and love.
I don’t have that ability yet! My anger is just anger! It only makes others angry and directs back at me rather than toward God.
I believe this is why He says “slow to get angry”
So be more like Jesus today! Slow down the anger issues and be quicker with the mercy, compassion, and love!
Abba Father, today I want to forget anger all together. I want to show mercy, compassion, and love. I want to show Jesus in my life! I open myself to the leading of the Holy Spirit to help me. In Jesus’ name, YES&AMEN