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  • Writer's pictureIsrael Ekundayo


Updated: Jan 6, 2022

Proverbs 12:16 A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.

Insight and Highlight

Proverbs 25:28 Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who does not control his temper.

How you react to cruel insults will determine how self-controlled you are.

Scripture Commentaries

Our reactions to what others do to us, as painful as they may be, increase our pain and sufferings if we fail to control ourselves.

People will hurt you but you will hurt yourself more if you do not exercise reasonable and wise control.

Proverbs 26:4 tells us that a person who reacts angrily to a fool's provocation is as the fool himself.

Do not answer the foolish arguments of fools, or you will become as foolish as they are.

Proverbs 16:32 He who is slow to anger is better than a warrior, and he who controls his temper is greater than one who captures a city.

Proverbs 27:3 tells us how cruel provocations can be.

It tells us that as heavy a stone and burdensome a pile of sand are, their weights are nothing compared to a fool's provocation.

A stone is heavy and sand is a burden, but aggravation from a fool outweighs them both.

So you may look justified to react angrily to cruel, wrathful, and unjustifiable words aimed at you (as people would expect), but God expects you to handle the situation with wisdom.

Proverbs 29:11 recommends calmness when under provocation:

A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterward.

You do not have to say anything during a heated provocation. You can go away from it and revisit when or if calm is restored.

Be careful of wild reactions.

Remorse corner

Proverbs 29:11 A fool vents all his anger, but a wise man holds it back.

Call to Word action

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

The Christian clarion duty

Proverbs 25:28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.


Lord, help me that l do not provoke anyone in wrath. Help me that I do not crack under intense provocation.

Let me walk and overcome through self-control in Jesus name.

Good morning all and have a blessed day.

God bless you.

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