Ginrich's Devotional Blog

July 8, 2012

Anger

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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1Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. . It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. . Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

Love is not easily angered. We, as a society, are getting more and more hot tempered. There is road rage when someone causes someone else to delay their drive by a few seconds. There is the attitude of “tit for tat.” Anger takes many forms: physical, facial, gestures, words, etc. There is even the anger of silence. Anger rears it’s ugly head because of the some of the other characteristics of love missing. God’s word says, “Be angry but do not sin.” Jesus experienced anger and did express it physically one time by turning over the tables of the moneychangers in the temple. His reason for anger was not His inconvenience but the abuse of God’s temple. When we are angry we need to check the reasons for our anger. We should not turn our anger inward but should talk it over with God and ask His Holy Spirit to show us how to diffuse it in a healthy way. Anger not dealt with becomes resentment and eventually hatred. Our question is what makes us angry and what do we choose to do about it.

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