The Consequences of Anger



The Consequences of Anger

Ephesians 4:26,27 In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.

Ephesians 4:31,32 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

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"Never forget that you have a higher calling which is realized only by humbling yourself
to the level of a servant. Look for the opportunities that the Lord will give you today to
serve someone. Take yourself alongside Christ, who was the ultimate servant of all !"


Anger is common emotion that arises when one encounters a threat, insult, injustice, or frustration! God Himself
feels anger and He has given us this same ability. But because of our fallen nature, we often respond in a sinful
manner when this intense feeling overwhelms us. One prevalent response is to hold on to anger until it becomes
part of our character. It takes up residence in the innermost being and starts to twist thinking and agitate emotions.
Peace and joy cannot co-exist with the anxiety and frustration that accompany bitterness. After poisoning the
character, an angry spirit spills over into other relationships. Hurtful words are thrown like flaming arrows, even at
those innocents who aren't the cause of the rage. Shields of protection are raised in an effort to avoid any
future hurts. Unfortunately, the results of these behaviors is stressed relationships and isolation.

While anger CAN damage character and connections with others, its most tragic consequence is broken
fellowship with God. Wrath not only hinders His work in and through believers; it also grieves the Father's heart
big time ! What He desires is to shower His children with blessings, but fists full of anger cannot receive His
riches of character and calling.
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Fruit of the day: "Are you harboring anger? It could be so deeply burried within your soul that you are unaware
of its presence. But sustained, unresolved bitterness WILL affect every area of your life. Ask God to reveal
any hidden resentment. Release it and take hold of the riches of Christ !"

Word of the day:
"Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is a great equalizer !"

Food for thought:

"Apologizing does not mean that you are wrong and the
other is right. It simply means that you value the relationship
more than your ego !"

"Even little acts of kindness are never known to hurt anyone. All bread are meant to be shared.
I look at it this way. The Father always has open arms to me even when I'm mad, He is there with open arms ready to forgive me. So if my wife and I are mad at each other, since I am the man accountable to God, I am to have open arms first; regardless if I feel I am right or not. Forgiveness should be quick.
Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.

And He said to them, It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves. Matthew 21:12-13

Jesus entered the temple area, His indignation was directed toward those who had changed the character of the temple from a place of prayer into a place of corrupt commercialism.

Many were making their living from the temple and the sacrifices purchased there.

They insisted that in the temple the people could not use money that had been circulating in society, but had to change their money into temple money first, for a fee, and then use the temple money to purchase animals for sacrifice, at inflated prices.

Since such extortion was completely contary to the temple's purposes the Lord overturned their tables and benches while quoting parts of the OT verses Isaiah 56:7 and Jeremiah 7:11.

Such a thing as 'righteous anger.'
Many Christians anger at non christians. That is one thing I wish we could work on is how to co exist and live with other people of other faiths and stop putting them down or condemning them to hell. And most importantly I wish we would stop trying to force them to see things our way. I see it all the time and as a Christian I don't like it.