A Preacher’s Misconception
Topic: Living to please God
Last week we got into learning that being wise is associated with control over anger. We all know that anger only stirs up conflict and will lead to one thing and that is death and harm to others. Anger is a scary thing to have. Tonight we will be learning about answering the question on is anger a sin? I know everyone would immediately say that yes it is a sin but let us use scripture references to prove this to see if this is true or not. If you do not have a bible or the bible app then I suggest you get one and follow along with me.
Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen. Let us take a look at two scriptures for tonight.
Tonight’s message will be coming from the book of Ephesians and Psalms. If you do not have your bible then I suggest that you follow along. Times are getting tough and we need the knowledge to withstand what is coming. If you cannot stand on the word of God as protection and comfort then what can you stand on? You cannot stand on things of this world for man will destroy itself. Without further ado, let us get into tonight’s first scripture.
Ephesians 4:26-27-BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity.
Alright so tonight’s scripture is a response to understanding if we can be angry and this scripture says it plainly, we can be angry. It is alright to be angry that is not a sin the sin comes from using that anger to engulf us in evil works such as killings, rapes, and etc. God knows that we have anger and wants us to be angry and to express that anger because when we do not address such anger then we will go to bed angry not knowing if we will wake up in the morning thus we will not have a chance to make it right with the person we are mad at. The scripture also says to not let the sun go down on your anger because once you do that then you will give the devil the opportunity that he wants to take you out. As children of God, we are to not give the devil the satisfaction. Stomp on his head and tell the devil he will not have my mind and will not have my soul. So let us be careful with our anger.
Psalm 4:4-Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still.
We have already established an answer to this question but this scripture verifies it. We can get angry. God gets angry at us when we do not pay attention to him and take things into our own hands. I find it funny that many times in my past I have taken things in my hands and it never works out for me in the end but when I called on God to help me with any situation then God always takes care of it. As I look back it’s kind of funny because God has been there with me through it all. I know many times in this life we will tremble and fall into anger but do not sin. Anger becomes sin when we act on it instead of praying and seeking God on the matter. I have many stories to tell about this but just know from my personal experience wants you to get to know who God really is then there really wouldn’t be a need to get angry to the point where we lash out at people. I believe tonight has been a good lesson. What do you think? If you have not yet read my last post on anger then I suggest you read that one first. Next week will be the last post on anger. Until next time Be Safe and Be Blessed everyone.