Bible Study & Devotional (Day 161)
Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 16:31-33 (KJV) 31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. 32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. 33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.
🔴 Reflections Proverbs 16:31-33
Contributing Writer: Temi Michael-O
Proverbs 16:31 is an invitation for the younger generation to look into the future. Would you still be standing strong in faith when you are older? My prayer is that you will be found in the way of righteousness. If you are older, you have an invitation to consider your ways. When you are on God’s side, you are a crown of glory, bringing life, hope, wisdom, and God’s presence.
Proverbs 16:32 is an invitation for us to be like God, who is slow to anger and rich in mercy.
Psalm 145:8 (KJV) says, “The LORD is gracious and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.”
Being slow to anger requires patience and extension of grace to others. Our ability to do these things reflects how we are walking in the spirit and allowing God’s Spirit to lead us.
Proverbs 16:33 is an invitation for us to consider God’s sovereignty or providence when we think about the outcome of events.
Here are three statements to ponder and declare:
Being slow to anger (controlling my emotions) is within my power. Therefore, I will master my emotions. My feelings will not dominate me, and I do not permit others to control my emotional state.
I choose God’s ways. Therefore, I will live long and honorably. At a very old age, I will be found in the way of righteousness.
God’s divine providence will prevail in every decision made concerning me.
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Temitope Michael-Olaniran (Fafore) is a wife, #boymom, and U.S. Army veteran. She is the author of A Christian Mother’s Creed and founder of Christian Mommas. As an advocate for spiritual and emotional wellness, Temi provides spiritual and emotional support to families of children ages zero to five. She is a Perinatal, Infant, and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Certified New Parent Educator and trained Postpartum Doula. She enjoys traveling, blogging, and spending time with her family.
This devotional was submitted by Temi Michael-O, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.