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10 June 2023
Wise Or Fools?
I actually know a few people, including myself, that holds in every little thing that bothers them. We keep it all tight to our chest and don’t say anything to anyone. I also know people who do a lot of cussin’ and fussin’ when they get angry. And anything or anyone could set them off. I don’t like conflict and negativity. I don’t handle it well. AND I don’t like to be angry. But do you know who else doesn’t like conflict and negativity? That’s right! Our Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father.
In Colossians 3:8 it says, "But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth." I think that verse in itself is self- explanatory. So, we’ll just go on to the next one.
In James 1:19 & 20, he tells us, “ Wherefore my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.”
And finally, Ecclisiastes Chapter 7, Solomon speaks of the comparison of wisdom and folly. But in verse 9, he explains; “Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.”
None of those verses say anything about not getting angry. It mostly speaks of us to choose our battles. Somethings are just not worth our bad behavior in the sight of God. We, as Christians, should strive to be more like Jesus. When we get angry, take a breath, or even separate yourself from the situation. Come back later and we can talk then, when you’ve calmed down. Even Jesus got angry, but it was when God was being dishonored, and people were being taken advantage of. If it’s a matter of life and death, and your anger can keep someone from harm, by all means, let your anger show. Otherwise, keep your peace and let others keep theirs. The same goes for those, like me, who hold everything in. Eventually, we explode and like those who are considered venters, the anger of the stuffers also leads to behavior that God does not approve of. We need to find healthier ways of dealing with our anger that does not cause us to sin in God’s eyes. After all, we are all heirs to the kingdom of God, and I would like to see you there when we are finally able to go home.
Go and walk with God. Go and walk in Peace. Go and be Blessed