Let’s read Proverbs 19:12:
The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass.
All of us have people who are over us or who have more responsibility and authority than we do. Perhaps some of you have felt the “roaring” of someone who has been angry at you. That is certainly no fun. But when you hear an “atta boy” or when you are shown kindness or favor by “the king” it is a very good feeling. Solomon describes it as the dew on the grass, something very refreshing and necessary.
This morning I want you to think about who in your life would look at you as a “king”. Perhaps it is a child or a co-worker. How important do you see your actions in their life? Does your “wrath” frighten them? Do you appear to them as if you are a roaring lion? If so, consider tempering that wrath. Instead of wrath, find opportunities to bestow favor upon them. By bestowing favor you will bless those who are “under” you.