When you remember that your spouse is not your enemy, Great things happen.

A Brief application

Many times during the moments of conflict, we can quickly forget that our spouse is not our enemy. When we become offended by a complaint or a statement that our spouse has made, you and I should do our best to not associate our hurt feelings with a purposeful attack from our spouse. Instead, we should be willing to listen to what is being said and think before we react in speech, because anger can come quickly without careful consideration of what is being said to us.

Consider the following passages of scripture – 

James 1:19-20 (WEB) – “19So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger; 20for the anger of man doesn’t produce the righteousness of God”

Proverbs 14:29 (WEB) – “He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.”

Proverbs 16:32 (WEB) – One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city. 

Proverbs 19:11  (ESV) Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

Take the following into consideration

A person who loses control of their anger can be like a known vicious dog that escapes from the cage of their confinement. Once the dog is loose there is no telling what damage it will do until it is recaptured and confined by its owner. God expects us to use our anger in a responsible way. The next time you lose control of your anger it may not be the only thing that you lose.

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