Thoughts From Ephesians-thought # 34-How To Live Out Your New Identity (Eph. 4:25-32) -Replace Unrighteous Anger with Righteous Anger

This text is an echo of Psalm 4:4. The  Word of God allows a certain type of anger; which one might call righteous indignation. Righteous anger can be defined “holy anger against sin.”

Christians must feel anger. We should hate sin like  God does. David wrote, “Hot  indignation seizes me because of the wicked, who forsake your law.” (Psalm 119:53 ESV) Jesus, Himself expressed righteous indignation when  He turned over the tables in the temple.

Paual gives us three reminders  to make sure we keep our anger holy.

  1. The first  is “don’t  sin” (verse 26)
  2. Next, Paul says, “Don’t let the sun go down on your anger.”
  3. The last one is: “Don’t give the Devil and opportunity.”

Someone wrote this, “Don’t  go to bed with unresolved conflict or else you sleep with the devil.” Another person wrote this: “Always seek forgiveness and reconciliation; Satan would love to use your anger as an opportunity to make you  divisive.”

-Lexington, TN February 4, 2019

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