RIGHTEOUS ANGER (1) Ephesians 4:25-32
“Be angry, and do not sin.” (v26 NKJV)
There’s A right way and a wrong way to handle your anger. Moses handled his anger the wrong way and it cost him the Promised Land. Jesus handled His anger the right way, and those who took advantage of the poor were exposed and thrown out of the temple. The Scripture. “Be angry, and do not sin,” means instead of just complaining about problem you’re supposed to do something about it. Instead of walking around on a slow burn and keeping those around you on pins and needles, get to the core of your anger and express it the right way. Pastor and author Dr Jack Hyles wrote about how his child was assigned to read a book in school – one that was filled with foul language and questionable situations. The more Dr Hyles perused the book the angrier he got. Eventually he marched up he the principal’s office and politely but firmly said, “My son is not going to read this book, and he will not be marked down because of it.” The principal, taken aback and attempting to argue with Dr Hyles, “But…” Dr Hyles interrupted and said soft “No ifs, ands, or buts about it. He will not be forced to read this book, and he will be assigned another one, is that clear?” The principal replied, “Alright Dr Hyles, but I don’t understand the fuss. After all, the language in that book is no worse than what’s written on the bathroom walls: “Dr Hyles smiled and said, “Yes, and when that becomes required – I’ll be back.” (TWFT)
PRAYER LINE: Dear Lord, when my world is turned upside down because of anger, help me to trust You. You have always been faithful to me.
We can learn the lesson of trust in the school of trial.