THE SCAR

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LOVE LETTERS|DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SINGLES|DAY 190


Scripture for today


Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness and indignation and wrath (passion, rage, bad temper) and resentment (anger, animosity) and quarreling (brawling, clamor, contention) and slander (evil-speaking, abusive or blasphemous language) be banished from you, with all malice (spite, ill will, or baseness of any kind). AMP

I am resharing this devotional as a follow-up to yesterday's post, Anger always leaves a trail behind. It is important that we see this illustration for ourselves. 

There was a little boy with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, to hammer a nail in the back fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Then it gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.


The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, “You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say ‘I’m sorry’, the wound is still there.”


It is impossible to say nice things in anger.  When angry lots of negative things and thoughts dwell in us. The scripture above says we should let go of all these things,  anger, wrath and even malice. They get in the way of us getting to know God more. 


Prayer: Father,  I receive the grace to overcome anger. 


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