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We all understand the nature of viruses. They’re contagious. Without proper care, we can inadvertently be infected through infected people. Viruses are passed on.
Just as there are viruses that affect our bodies, there are viruses of the spirit and soul. We can be infected with them by contact with the wrong people. Unprotected eyes, ears, minds and mouths become entry points for these potentially devastating “bugs.”
One such virus is anger. Did you know that a perfectly peaceful person can become inflamed with rage simply by hanging around with someone spewing their anger? It’s true!
Take a look at this warning from Scripture found in Proverbs 22:24, 25 (MSG) “Don’t hang out with angry people; don’t keep company with hotheads. Bad temper is contagious—don’t get infected.”
The world today is a breeding ground for anger. Practically, everywhere you turn someone is spewing frustration and anger about someone or something. To avoid being infected with this destructive virus, we need to be selective in what we listen to and the people we associate with. Avoid infection!