The animosity with which politics is conducted these days is staggering. What used to reasoned and respectful dissent and disagreement is now full of rage. We all, being merely human, have full capabilities of feeling tremendous emotion. Whether it be rage, lust, sadness, or any other emotion, when we lose ourselves in our feelings, sin is only one step away. In Proverbs, it says, “A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.” When we give full gratification to our emotions, life ruining sin is only a split second decision away. Today, take a deep breath. Understand that all that goes on around you is not worth losing your cool over. Keep you eyes focused on Jesus each day.
“A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.” — Proverbs 29:11 ESV