Some like to watch it burn…
No doubt that when you read about the life of Samson in the Book of Judges, you can easily see how impulsive he was; especially when he was told no; and in chapter 15, his response to being turned away was explosive.
A lot of people respond explosively when they are told no, or denied something they believe to be theirs; and in a fit of rage, they are more than willing to set everything on fire and watch it burn. If you know someone who is in the habit of burning their bridges, then you have witnessed what a life of rage fueled by selfishness looks like.
• 4 And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails. 5 And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing corn of the Philistines, and burnt up both the shocks, and also the standing corn, with the vineyards and olives. (Judges 15)
Folks with a short fuse are in desperate need of peace; a peace that only Christ can provide.
25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you.26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 28 You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I.
John 14 (NKJV)