Anger: Things to Remember (Part 1)
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”.
-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.
-Ask: What is God trying to teach me?
-Ask: How can I obey God in this situation?
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.