Anger Produces Trouble

Have you heard about the dog named “August” who was always trying to chase a mule named “Conclusion?” One day he jumped at Conclusion and bit him, and Conclusion kicked back at August. And that was the last day of August. Think about that for a moment. ( … More

Anger

On this earth four thing are small but very wise (v. 24).

  1. Four small creatures that demonstrate wisdom. (vv. 25-28)
    1. The ants  (v. 25) - Although very small the ant uses wise planning to meet future challenges. Man often does this in material things such as providing for the future and old age but fails to prepare for eternity.
    2. The conies (v. 26) - Conies are about the size of rabbits and because they are small and defenseless in the presence of enemies they live among the cleft of rocks for their security. The only real security that man can find in life is “The Rock Christ Jesus.”
    3. The locust (v. 27) - These little creatures who have no apparent leader can fly in an amazing order, like an army, devastating miles of crops. Christians banded together with our unseen leader Jesus Christ can conquer great victories for His glory.
    4. The Spider (v. 28) - This  small creature may often be found even in kings’ palaces seemingly having the run of the place. No matter what our position in life is as Christians we will one day have access to the King’s palace in heaven.
The writer closes with instruction to the person who has allowed himself to get prideful. He warns how pride may lead to tragic consequences. As sure as churning milk makes butter and the twisting of a nose brings blood, so the agitation and stirring up of anger produces trouble (v. 33).

Application

God uses insignificant people and small things to accomplish his work. Most of the financial support for his work comes in faithful pledges of $20.00 or less. I am so thankful that God wants to use me and many who have been willing to be partners with our family in this ministry.

Proverbs 30:24-28 (English Standard Version)

Four things on earth are small, but they are exceedingly wise: the ants are a people not strong, yet they provide their food in the summer; the rock badgers are a people not mighty, yet they make their homes in the cliffs; the locusts have no king, yet all of them march in rank; the lizard you can take in your hands, yet it is in kings' palaces.

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