Ephesians 4:26,27 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,


January 14, 2014

Greg smiling

“When you are angry, don’t let that anger make you sin,” and don’t stay angry all day. Don’t give the devil a way to defeat you.

 

Cain was angry at God and His brother Abel, He let the sun go down, and His anger grew hotter. You know the rest of the story. David god angry at  Uriah, because He would not go home and lay with His wife. David let the sun set, and His anger grew hotter. You know the rest of the story. Anger starts out like a small fire, if we deal with early it can be extinguished. If the fire is left unattended it will rage out of control. When anger fills our heart it pushes out the love of God. Anger is like cancer it will eat you alive if you allow it to fester. So when anger enters your heart you have got to deal with in short order. Keep your sin account short. Now there is anger that is not sin, , to be angry with sin is to display God’s righteousness. 

When your anger arises from a true zeal for God and His word; when it is not against persons, but sins; when a man is displeased with his own sins, and with the sins of others: with vice and immorality of every kind; with idolatry and idolatrous worship, and with all false doctrine. The problem  with today’s church, we no longer get angry at sin, we laugh at it. When we get angry at another person you are putting yourself under their control, and you are removing yourself from God’s control. Anger can even  remove you from your own self-control. Confess your sin of anger, do it quickly and don’t let the sun set on your anger it will grow out of control if not dealt with it. But let the love of God fill your heart being kind and gracious to our spouses, family and friends.

Gregory Lane