8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.
This proverb highlights an important principle on how to deal with anger. When the enemy sends a fiery dart to us through the words of a mocker, we can turn them away from us through our faith. When you look up the term “turn away” in the dictionary, it means to deflect or to not all allow admittance. This proverb shows us that we must not wait until the dart has hit our soul to advert wrath. When we see it coming in, we can in faith say, “Wrath, I command you to turn away from me in the name of Jesus”. If taken a step further, we can use this same principle when other darts like fear, disease, and worry come our way. By raising our shield a faith in Jesus’ name, we are able to quench the fiery darts of the enemy every time.
Thought for the day: What do I need to “turn away” today in Jesus’ name?