Scripture for today: Prov. 16:32
Much has been said and written about the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower over the last several decades. What most people don’t know, however, is that Eisenhower had an explosive temper as a child.
On one occasion when his parents did not let him do something with his older brothers, he flew into a rage, running outside and pounding his fists into the trunk of an apple tree. The next thing he knew, his father whipped him and sent him to his room. Soon after that, his mother came in, dressed the wounds on this hands, then recited, “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty” (Proverbs 16:32).
The lad must have taken the counsel to heart, going on to command a powerful army in WWII, then becoming 34th President of the United States.
Subdue your anger and avail yourself to the great things God wants to do in your life.
This devotion is based from Gaddis’ book “Manage Your Emotions.”