DWOJ Daily Words of Jesus Devotional Post January
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Monday, 23rd January, 2017

Bible reading: Gen. 34:1-2, 7, 20-26.

Memory Verse: “Simeon and Levi are brothers; Instruments of cruelty are in their dwelling place. Let not my soul enter their council; Let not my honour be united to their assembly; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self-will they hamstrung an ox. Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; And their wrath, for it is cruel! I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel “Genesis 49:5-7.

A carpenter went home after shutting down his workshop, a black poisonous cobra entered his workshop. The cobra was hungry and hoped to find its supper lurking somewhere within. It slithered from one end to another and accidentally bumped into a double-edged metal axe and got slightly injured. In anger and seeking revenge, the snake bit the axe with full force. What could a bite do to a metallic axe? Instead, the cobra’s mouth started bleeding. Again, out of fury and arrogance, the cobra tried its best to strangle and kill the object that was causing it pain as it wraps itself very tightly around the blades.

The next day when the carpenter opened the workshop, he found a seriously cut, dead cobra wrapped around the axe blades. The cobra died not because of someone else’s fault, but because of its own anger and wrath.


Sometimes when angry, we try to cause harm to others but unknown to us, we have caused more harm to ourselves. It’s best we learn to ignore and overlook some things, people, incidents, affairs and matters to have happiness and peace. It is not necessary to react to everything. Step back and ask yourself if the matter is really worth responding or reacting to. People that show no inclination to change are best handled with silence and prayer.

Quote: Take no action when angry.

Prophetic Word: You will not be the instrument of your downfall in Jesus name.

Prayer points:

  1. I will not destroy myself as a result of anger, in Jesus name.
  2. Blood of Jesus, flush out the spirit of anger in me, in Jesus name.

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