Psalm 4:4-5, "Be angry and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts,...and be silent...and put your trust in the LORD." I am finding that I just don't have time to listen to "idle chatter", boasting or those who feel it necessary to impose their "good" counsel upon me. I am repelled by gossip and loose talk to the point I can become angry. It is as though the rules of "worldly reality" are obviously suspended in favor of place of greater expectations for myself. When we don't react immediately to an offense, even though we experience anger, maybe pride or even disillusionment we find that place GOD has provided for us to go. This quiet place is where HE gives us HIS special attention and affection. Here we do not think of revenge upon those who offend us, because they are GOD'S children too. To seek satisfaction of our anger or frustration would be to rebel against GOD. In the silence of the night; in solitary thoughts while we are withdrawn from the world and from the promptings of emotion and ambition, we cannot help but feel the presence of GOD. Job 33:14-18, "For GOD speaks in one way,...in a dream, in a vision of the night...then HE opens the ears of men..." Yes, there are just some things that I don't have time for and that includes being angry and dwelling upon offenses of others. Let GOD set you apart and distinguish you in that special place where the world is suspended and your expectations become visions; there is no anger, pride or "idle chatter".
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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