Prov 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Prov 16:32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, he who rules his [own] spirit than he who takes a city. AMP
Today is our final message on the subject of anger—tomorrow we will begin exploring a new topic in Proverbs. Today’s Proverb likens one who controls or rules his anger or spirit to a mighty warrior taking the offense. But it is actually more than that—you are BETTER than the mighty warrior if you control your anger. Note that this verse speaks of a warrior taking an offensive attack against a city and not one sitting in defense of a city. In other words, the proactive, conquering soldier does not sit and wait for a problem to come to him, he goes after the problem with forethought and planning. The emotional hurricanes and tornadoes that bring about anger do not blow our way a single time requiring a single decisive victory, but we must have a plan of attack to deal with them over and over. We must constantly take action against our own anger and that of others to ensure that we are not blown away by it. Keeping dry in one storm does not mean that you will never have raindrops falling on your head. Be better than that and keep up a valiant effort to keep in control over the enemy of anger.