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Today's reading: Ephesians 4:26-27

"Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil." (Ephesians 4:26-27)

We"ve all been there. We have an argument with our spouse, a friend, our parents, a sibling or a boss, and we are MAD. We stomp off to our bedroom, our office cubicle or our corner of the room, and we stew. We dwell on the situation, replaying the exchange of words over and over again, and as we do, our blood continues to boil and even gets a bit hotter. It's not a good situation, and if we don't choose to take control of our anger right then and there, what follows will likely be an ugly, sinful downward spiral.

Why is it important to take control of and deal with our anger right away? Think of a time when you didn't promptly deal with your anger. How did continuing to dwell on a negative situation impact you? How does choosing to hold on to our anger open the door for sin? Tami

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If we don't take control if our anger it can cause us to hurt say ugly words we can't take back

Nip it in the bud before it escalates into a full-blown anger and out control situation.

Anger is not caused by other people or our circumstances. It comes out of our own hearts.
I copied and pasted the following article from an online blog titled
"Theology Along the Way" by Nathan Millican
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. MT 15:19

No one else can make you angry. Circumstances don’t cause your anger. Anger is your own sin. David Powlison says our hearts are like sponges. If I squeeze a sponge and black ink comes out, it might seem that the squeezing caused black ink to come out. Yet I might squeeze another sponge and have clear water come out. So it was not the squeeze that caused the ink to come out, but ink came out because that was what was in the sponge. The squeeze merely revealed what was there in the first place. Other people and circumstances can “squeeze” our hearts and if anger comes out, it is because that’s what was in our heart.

Think of a time when you didn't promptly deal with your anger. How did continuing to dwell on a negative situation impact you?
I was the ONE who was most miserable!! Thankful that I did not let it get out of control to the point of displeasing the Lord.

How does choosing to hold on to our anger open the door for sin?

It can spiral down-hill fast and become a worse or and another sin of hatred, resentment,strife and even murder! Sin of heart to murder is very serious situation to be in as a Christian let alone an unbeliever.

Good thought : Be anger and sin not!

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