King Saul is a great example of
being irritable. He was irritable when
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No doubt Saul was irritable because of his weariness dealing with issues of the economy, provisions for the people, protection from enemies, all of which can weary one and cause irritability.
He was also irritable because of lost fellowship with God, but also because of his disobedience to God (I Samuel 15).
There’s a story of an irritable monk who joined a monastery and took a vow of silence. After ten years his superiors called him and asked, “Do you have anything to say?” The irritable monk replied, “Food bad.” After another ten years the monk again had the opportunity to voice his thoughts and again the irritable monk said, “Bed hard.” Another ten years passed and again his superiors called him in and asked, “Do you have anything to say?” The irritable monk responded, “I quit,” to which his superiors replied, “That doesn’t surprise us. All you have done is complain since you’ve been here.”
Now, that’s basically what irritable people do. So what is the answer for overcoming irritability?
· Rest (Matthew 11:28-29)
· Pray (I Thessalonians 5:17) You seldom, if ever, see a prayer warrior irritable.
· Listen to soft Godly music (I Samuel 16:23)
✞ The above three things.
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