Stop Being So Angry

“Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.” Ephesians 4:26-31

Do you ever look around and wonder to yourself, why are people are so angry? On certain days it feels like our country and world is growing increasingly angry. We are surrounded by "bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, slander, and malice." We don't need more of these things. We need less. And to address these issues, you must address with the enemy within yourself by "not letting the sun go down on your anger." This is because unaddressed anger is fuel for "the devil."

As you navigate your day be sensitive to the Spirit's nudge and "do not grieve" him. He's the seal of your approval, don't let others steal his seal from you. Put off your anger. Put off the anger of others. Look forward and live "for the day of redemption."

DO THIS: Stop being so angry today and live in your future redemption.

PRAYER: God, I admit I have anger issues, mostly because I don't get my way. Help me to go to war with my selfish desires. May I trust you for what I need today and live in freedom from anger that leads to sin.


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