by Sharman J. Monroe
“A man of great anger will bear the penalty [for his quick temper and lack of self-control];
For if you rescue him [and do not let him learn from the consequences of his action], you will only have to rescue him over and over again.”
Proverbs 19:19 (AMP)
So many people are angry today and they are quick about showing their anger to everyone else. The cashier is slow checking out customers in the line. The customer service rep doesn’t say what you want to hear. Someone accidently bumps into you. Someone doesn’t return your good morning greeting. There’s a post on social media that you have to react to. Being angry is the “thing” to be.
When we are angry, we stop thinking. We loose control over ourselves. We spew words and do stupid things that hurt others or ourselves. Continue reading
by Chris Allen
Ephesians 4:30-32 (NKJV): Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
I’m sure everyone can remember this phrase growing up: “Alright now, it’s time to put that away.” And it would usually come at a time when we weren’t ready to. Paul tells us in the book of Ephesians, that it is now time to put off, put on, and put away: “Now that we have put on the new life of Christ, we should no longer be walking as the Gentiles do, if we have truly learned Christ. We should put off the old self, which belongs to the former way of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and we should be renewed in the spirit of our minds, and to put on the new self, which is created after the likeness of God in true righteousness” (v. 4:17-24, author’s paraphrase). Paul also says that anger has Continue reading