Little Things Hurt the Most
Anger is one of the few things that gets everyone’s attention.
Not only do you please God when you control your anger, but you prevent the devil from using your anger to his advantage. Think of it! In one fell swoop of thoughtful control, you can please God and deny the devil. Talk about your two-for-one deal!
Keep in mind that the devil doesn’t need your rage to do his dirty work. It’s the little things that do the most damage: sarcastic comments, cutting remarks, backbiting, undermining, and lying–all of which you can do with a smile on your face and anger in your heart.
This is the kind of anger that is the most destructive, because it’s out before you know it, or worse, without your even noticing. But others notice, and so do God and the devil. So keep a lid on your anger, or deal with it as soon as you are aware of what you’ve done.
Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a mighty foothold to the Devil.