Daily Wisdom 327: Proverbs 14:29

Proverbs 14:29 (NKJV) — 29 He who is slow to wrath has great understanding, But he who is impulsive exalts folly.

Self-control. As in Proverbs 14:17, here we see the value of controlling the temper. Great understanding will cause people to be slow to wrath. They realize there is much more at stake than merely getting one’s way. They look beneath the surface and behind the scenes. They are not so much interested in what happens as why. The New Testament reinforces the value of being slow to wrath (James 1:19). Those who are quick-tempered exalt folly.