Read Proverbs 16
Devotional (Vs 32)
This chapter lists four things that God says are better than some things that man usually values to be of greater value.
In essence The Lord puts the right price tag on a particular virtue to reveal to us it’s true value.
One of those areas is the ability to be in control of ones spirit and emotions.
1) We see here A Virtue that is Superior to that of a Strong Mans Capacity:
“He that is slow to anger (is better) than the mighty” Simply put: A person who is able to show restraint when provoked (is superior) to those whom the world exalts and praises as being mighty.
Its also obvious that for one to be “slow to anger” requires for one to be in control of their passions and emotions!
2) We see A Victory that is Superior to that of a Successful Military Conquest: “and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city” In essence, The Lord is telling us that conquering ones self is of greater value than the conquering of a city.
Which prompts the probing question, who or what is really in control of our lives?
Galatians 5:19-26 answers that question.
Have a God Conscious Day!