The Angry Christian

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
and give no opportunity to the devil.
Ephesians 4:26 – 27 ESV

 

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Fighting in Anger

 

Our church is studying what it means to be members of the church.  Recent lessons are on unity within the church and building one another up.  As I read the passage above I was struck by Paul’s command five verses later:

 

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
Ephesians 4:31 ESV

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Bon Jovi Said "It's My Life" But It Really Isn't

Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
James 5:16 NASB

Thoughtful man

I can quickly forget how much I depend on God’s mercy, his goodness and lovingkindness.  James gives direction on how to handle when someone is hurting or sick: come together, confess your faults and pray for one another (James 5:13-20).

Being in the company of other believing men, hearing them admit their weaknesses and confess their sins; all of us focusing on God’s goodness and His mercy helps remind me of my dependence on God’s goodness.  I shouldn’t take the grace of God for granted.

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