Sunday, May 15, 2016
I can't think of any times when I reacted out of anger and didn't regret it later. On the other hand, the times when I've waited until my anger has passed to respond to something that upset me, it's been much easier to give a measured response and much more likely that all those involved will leave edified, even if we don't end up agreeing with one another.
When angry, take time to cool off, take time to listen, take time to think, and then respond.
Monday, May 2, 2016
A watchman in a tower has a vantage point where he can see much further than those on the ground. He can therefore see things that may be coming more easily. That's the whole point: so he can raise the alarm and those on the ground can prepare before the threat arrives. It would be foolish for those on the ground to ignore such a warning just because they can't see the threat. God has set watchmen over us. They are prophets, apostles, church leaders, and even members of our own families when acting upon inspiration from the Lord. The threat of the adversary is very real, and so the true servants of the Lord will never cease warning of the evils of the day. It is up to us to head the warning.