Monday, September 16th, 2019
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God" (James 1:19-20 KJV)
Many don't realise how maintaining a joyful heart is key to fulfilling God's purpose for their lives. Isaiah 12:3 says, "Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation." Your faith prevails in an atmosphere of joy, joy that comes from your inner man.
Some allow their desires or failed expectations rob them of their joy. But as a Christian, your joy is independent of circumstance. True joy is in fulfilling your purpose; doing the things the Father asked you to do.
The Word admonished us in James 5:13: "Is any among you afflicted (ill-treated, suffering evil), let him pray; is any merry, let him sing Psalms." In Ephesians 4:26, the Word tells us that we shouldn't allow our anger, fury or exasperation last for long.
Some allow their desires or failed expectations rob them of their joy. But as a Christian, your joy is independent of circumstances. True joy is in fulfilling your purpose; doing the things the Father asked you to do.king, God said, "Samuel, why are you angry? They didn't reject you; they rejected me" (Read 1 Samuel 8:6-7). God didn't permit Samuel to be angry.
Anger defaces your beauty in the spirit. Therefore, eschew anger. Manifest the joy of the Lord always, for the joy of the Lord is your strength; that's where your glory is. Hallelujah!
"I've put on the new man, which, after God, is created in righteousness and true holiness. I'm full of joy! In me, there's no bitterness, rage, or anger. I only give vent to the love and righteousness of God, expressing his kindness, meekness, patience and goodness. Hallelujah!"
" A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense." (Proverbs 19:11 NIV).
"Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God" (James 1:19-20 KJV).
" Only fools get angry quickly and hold a grudge." (Ecclesiastes 7:9 CEV).
"But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth" (Colossians 3:8).
1 YEAR BIBLE-READING PLAN:
Galatians 2:1-21; Song of Solomon 1-2
2 YEAR BIBLE-READING PLAN:
Luke 23:1-12; 2 Samuel 5-6
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