Be ye an­gry, and sin not

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Where­fore putting away ly­ing, speak ev­ery man truth with his neigh­bor: for we are mem­bers one of an­other. Be ye an­gry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: nei­ther give place to the devil. (Eph­e­sians Ch.4 verses 25-27).

God’s Word tells us to be “slow to wrath.” Proverbs Ch.14 verse 29 tells us He who is slow to wrath has great un­der­stand­ing, and James Ch.1 verse 19b says, let ev­ery man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. There’s noth­ing that will do more dam­age to our re­la­tion­ships than un­wanted, un­war­ranted anger.

If you are given to anger, the Bible says you are fool­ish. Ec­cle­si­astes Ch. 7 verse 9 says, Be not hasty in thy spirit to be an­gry: for anger resteth in the bo­som of fools. Un­con­trolled anger is like throw­ing a rock into an ac­tive hor­net nest, then dar­ing them to at­tack you.

Do you have anger in your life? If so, con­fess it to the Lord. Don’t let Satan get a strong­hold in your thoughts. If you get an­gry today, for any rea­son, ask your­self, What do I need to get rid of in my life? Give that what, to the Lord, then re­mem­ber this: He that is slow to anger is bet­ter than the mighty; Proverbs Ch. 16 verse 32a and be ye kind one to an­other, Eph­e­sians Ch. 4 verse 32a.

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