We were designed to
have a lasting impact on
eternity. Everyone will die, but
few people will ever truly live.
To live like a Centurion,
to live with honor before God
and others, to live with
commitment to principle, to live
with dedication to a cause, to
live with compassion for others,
is to live in a way that will
echo in eternity.
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It is to one’s
honor to avoid strife. Proverbs 20:3
One morning in Perth, Australia,
Fionn Mulholland discovered his car
was missing. That’s when he realized
he had mistakenly parked in a
restricted zone and his car had been
towed away. After considering the
situation—even the $600 towing and
parking fine—Mulholland was
frustrated, but he decided not to be
angry with the person he would work
with to retrieve his car. Instead of
venting his feelings, Mulholland wrote
a humorous poem about the situation
and read it to the worker he met at
the tow yard. The worker liked the
poem, and a possible ugly
confrontation never took place.
The book of Proverbs teaches, “It
is to one’s honor to avoid strife”
(20:3). Strife is that friction that
either simmers under the surface or
explodes in the open between people
who disagree about something.
God has given us the resources to live
peacefully with other people. His Word
assures us that it’s possible to feel
anger without letting it boil over
into rage (Eph. 4:26). His Spirit
enables us to override the sparks of
fury that prompt us to do and say
things to strike out at people who
upset us. And God has given us His
example to follow when we feel
provoked (1 Peter 2:23). He is
compassionate, gracious, and slow to
anger, abounding in love and
faithfulness (Ps. 86:15).
Dear God, Please help me to manage my
anger in a way that does not lead me
into sin. Give me self-control through
the power of Your Holy Spirit.
Be slow to anger.
INSIGHT: The Scriptures
have a lot to say about controlling
our anger. King David knew well enough
the potential evil waiting to be
unleashed when we don’t master our
anger. He warned, “Don’t sin by
letting anger control you. Think about
it overnight and remain silent. Stop
being angry! Turn from your rage! Do
not lose your temper—it only leads to
harm” (Ps. 4:4; 37:8 nlt). May God
help us follow this wise instruction
when anger comes calling.
you think of a situation where you
could have better controlled your
anger? What should you have done? Ask
the Holy Spirit to help you respond to
situations in a way that honors Him.
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requires more of the heart
than of the tongue.
Mesa Colorado Church
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"And if it seems evil
to you to serve the Lord, choose
for yourselves this day whom you
will serve, whether the gods
which your fathers served that
were on the other side of the
River, or the gods of the
Amorites, in whose land you
dwell. But as for me and my
house, we will serve the Lord."
Found this on the
web. Watch it to the end. You'll
be surprised... (You have to
click the play button twice)
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become the men God designed us to be, men fully alive.
To grow a
honor bound Band of Brothers
committed to helping men discover their hearts no matter the costs. Brothers dedicated to fighting well
in this life set before us