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"Anger Management"Stuart JonesHard work can be hard. And when we have accomplished some big task or finished a significant project it is just natural to step back and admire our work. What was built, done, or completed was from our work and we want to take credit for that effort. We might just deserve a little attention, a little admiration. We may drift right into taking all the credit, pushing God aside and forgetting our place. Our pride may just conquer our ability to be humble; we may forget where our talents and skills really come from, who provides, and the role we really play and the role God plays. And it can happen to the best of us. Samson took some credit for a deed when he said, “With a donkey’s jawbone I have made donkeys of them. With a donkey’s jawbone I have killed a thousand men.” (Judges 15:16) And true enough he was the one swinging the jawbone; he delivered those fatal blows. But, Samson follows up the declaration of his victory in battle with a cry to God to satisfy his great thirst. He cried out, “You have given your servant this great victory. Must I now die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?” (Judges 15:18) Isn’t it interesting that Samson, in that cry for water, had acknowledged his role – Samson, servant of God. As strong and mighty as Samson was, he was still only a servant of the Lord.