The Sin Of Anger

There is a saying that when you hold onto anger, it’s like drinking poison while expecting the other person to die. 

Last year at this time we were part of the loving vibrant church. It was a large part of who we were as a family and we miss it dearly. I won’t go into any details of what happened at the church other than to share how I feel. I can honestly say I don’t hate those responsible for destroying the church as it was, as hate is too strong a word even for those I am angry with.

 Yes, I still find myself angry.   

 I am angry with the lies and rumors that they chose spread even after they  were shown to be untrue. 

I am angry with those who failed to make amends towards my family and to those close to me.

Jesus Christ took away our permission to call people sinners and said, love your neighbor. And by the way, (here is the tough part ) everyone is your neighbor. 

Up until this point in my life I feel I have been a forgiving person. I have gone toe to toe with someone, got my nose busted but afterwards sat down for a beer together as if nothing ever happened. Perhaps it was because physical wounds are easy.  
Recently I was sharing with my best friend on how I was amazed that my children could be so forgiving of those who have crossed them while I as the parent, struggled to be forgiving of the infraction against them. It’s simple she explained, those are your children and you want to protect them.

 I believe as Christians, if we want to hate sin, it must be our own sin.I must now choose to spit out the poison of anger. The sin of anger. May God have mercy on me. Amen. 

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2 thoughts on “The Sin Of Anger”

  1. The Lord has given me a word this morning! And perhaps its for you, perhaps another…….

    Friend, I am glad to know you and not the situation. The Lord has encouraged me to share with you these things: Is 54:17 “No weapon formed against you shall prosper” And though you know this it does not make the hurt less.I believe that is because you are a child of God, and those enemies can not harm our true heart but can only annoy the flesh. That is no small battle! The flesh can be a giant in times of protection especially. When we are ‘attacked’ we want to react, it is a natural tendency. The supernatural tendency is to respond, and we know that no matter how many times we were blessed in the flesh to be parents here on earth we all have a Heavenly Father. And we do not get the last say! 2 Chronicles 20;15 “Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” PRAISE GOD, WE DON’T HAVE TO WAGER THOSE WARS! Again, it does not come easily, but we have a bigger battle that we are called to, and you are answering, keep steady and to not become weary in shinning your light and sharing the gospel of Jesus! The battle against the principalities are far greater than that of flesh and attitude. The latter things must be transformed from within but cannot be won over with any amount of influence alone. These principalities such as anger is the distraction the Enemy himself has put against the Children of God. To keep our attention long enough to loose souls to the Kingdom. So, FEAR NOT, you are not fighting those wrong doers, but you have been given power and authority against the strongholds that have turned our brothers and sisters to sin. Carry on Brother!!

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