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Anger: Things to Remember (Part 1)

Tom Angstead January 11, 2012

Ephesians 4:26 & 27 give us insight to God’s will for His children in a warning about anger.  DO NOT GIVE THE DEVIL A FOOTHOLD!

How do you deal with your anger?  In your anger are you prone to give the devil a foot hold? The world has a very different way of dealing with anger than what God’s Word instructs us.

Let’s compare and contrast God’s way vs the world’s way of dealing with anger

The World’s way

-The world view would teach you to control or conquer the other person.

-The world would encourage you to vent your frustrations and “get it off you chest”.

God’s way

-Grab hold of the truth that God has ordained this situation and thank God for this difficulty.

(1 Corinthians10:13, 1 Thessalonians 5:18)

-Forgive the offender, not verbally, but in prayer.

(Mark 11:25)

-Ask: What is God trying to teach me?

-Ask: How can I obey God in this situation?

(John 14:15)

Prayer

Lord I am prone to forget your love for me.  Lord that you are working all things for my good Romans 8:28.  Lord I desire to be a man full of your Holy Spirit that I would be full of your love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.  Lord I desire to be a man that would be quick to confess my sin 1 John 1:9 when I respond in a manner lacking love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness or self control.