Ecclesiastes 6:9 ” Don’t be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.”

Another Scripture that goes along with this one is Proverbs 14:29, “A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.” Between these two verses, we can see the contrast of patient, good judgment vs explosive flaring of uncontrolled emotions – on display for all to see as this Proverb points out. Which dove-tails perfectly to this last phrase in Ecclesiastes 6:9, “for anger resides in the lap of fools.” If something is in “the lap of” it means that it’s in charge or control of you…or to think of it in another way, if something is sitting in your lap, people can only see it – not you.

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