Before any volcanic eruption occurs, there are subtle signs. Tremors, increased steam and ground swells are some of the warning signals scientists have uncovered to prepare nearby residents. As for human beings, increased tension, a red complexion and short temper are precursors to someone blowing their top.
Regardless of how disciplined someone may be, its hard to stay cool when the heat is on. In the days of my youth, there were numerous occasions when I lost my composure. In Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis talks about Cardinal Virtues. One of these 4 is known as temperance, going the right distance and no further. While this trait is available to everyone, you can’t stay cool when the heat is on all by yourself.
According to 2 Timothy 1:7, the Holy Spirit is the piece of the puzzle individuals are missing. When push comes to shove in the form of temptation, a spirit of anger lurks in the air. Don’t fool yourself with over confidence or you too may fall, 1 Corinthians 10:12. Place your trust in the words of Proverbs 3:5-6; then you too can stay cool when the heat is on.
by Jay Mankus