Monday

Anger - A Serious Sin

9 Scriptures to recite when you have an anger problem
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Anger tends to be a common human problem, but it's a problem God wants us to overcome.


These two steps can help:

1. Ask God to give you His perspective on your anger or irritability. We should be deeply concerned about our anger, never justifying or excusing it (James 4:1-10).

2. Write down Bible passages that address anger and memorize or recite them daily, asking God to transform your mind and heart (Romans 12:1-2).

Remember that God promises to change our will and our actions when we get serious about our sins: Philippians 2:12-13.

So let's get serious!

To do a short Bible study on this devotion, check out today's Bite Size Bible Study. The study supplies 9 great Bible verses to memorize or recite if you have an anger problem. 

4 comments:

  1. Anger, itself, is not a sin. Jesus got angry at the moneychangers in the temple and, yet, Jesus NEVER sinned. Anger, itself, is NOT a sin. Acting on anger incorrectly IS a sin. "Be angry and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath." Eph. 4:26

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    1. Hi Karen.
      You're right. There is a type of anger which is not sinful, to which Eph. 4:26 refers. It might be typified by being angry because someone is mistreated or because God's laws are treated without regard.

      And there is a type of anger which is sinful to which this devotion refers and the Scriptures below also refer to it:

      "My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires." James 1:19-20

      "Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice." Ephesians 4:31-32

      If actions were all that mattered, God would not tell us to make our thoughts obedient to Christ. He would simply tell us to make our actions obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).

      In Matthew 5:21-22, Jesus also makes this point:
      “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment.

      Most people have a problem with sinful anger, not righteous anger. I hope this clarifies the differences.
      Gail

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  2. Thank you, Gail. It sure does. :) Have a blessed day. LOVE your Bible Love Notes. I look forward to them every day.

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