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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Anger.....Part Two

In your anger do not sin and do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. Ephesians 4:26

 In writing about anger yesterday I did want to elaborate just a bit. It is good to be angry at sin and evil. It is good to be mad at things like ISIS beheading Christians. It is good to be what is known as righteously angry or indignant. Righteous anger could be when the church starts to accept and condone sinful behavior. People do not roll over and say nothing but speak out for truth and righteousness. When a Christian is angry at say a clerk in a store, he handles things hopefully in a kinder gentler way than his or her non Christian counterpart.

We get mad occasionally at those we love and obviously this type of anger needs to be nipped in the bud  and dealt with in order to not end up in divorce court. When you are the guilty party go to the person and ask for forgiveness. Heal the wound before it festers and grows out of control. Anger has to be kept under control.

There were examples when Jesus was angry such as when He overturned the tables of the money changers in Matthew 21:12.  The main thing is get control of your anger before it gets control of you.

PRAYER: Lord when I become angry help me Lord to control my anger and cry out to you for help. If I have offended someone or hurt them help me be able to go admit it and ask forgiveness. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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