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Be Angry, and Yet Do Not Sin

June 24, 2016

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Be Angry,  and Yet  Do Not Sin

There are so many  frustrating things  in life,  that are way beyond  our ability  to cope with,  that we tend  to quickly resort  to anger.    We need  to rethink  those natural tendencies,  because they can easily lead us  into sins  that bring God’s judgment down  on us also.     The apostle Paul tells us  that when we’re confronted  with the lies  of others,  we are  to simply strongly speak  the truth.    Then he adds  in Ephesians 4:26,

Be angry,  and yet do not sin;  do not let the sun go down  on your anger.

Why shouldn’t we  build up  our righteous anger?     Paul tells us  our anger  gives the devil  an opportunity  to easily tempt us  into grievous sins.     We shouldn’t want  to anger God  with our sins.     There are so many factors  in every situation  that we don’t know about.     So,  our anger  cannot be based  on a full knowledge  of every little detail.

But  —  God knows absolutely  all things.     That is why  only God  can give  the right judgment  at the right time.     That is why Paul tells us  in Romans 12:19,

Never take your own revenge,  beloved,  but leave room  for the wrath  of God,  for it is written,  “VENGEANCE  IS MINE,  I WILL REPAY,”  says the Lord.

Our job is  to trust  our righteous,  all-knowing LORD of lords  to take the right kind  of “vengeance”  for us.     He will do a much better  and more righteous job  of it  than we can ever imagine.     It will all be  in His time  and authority.     There are many Bible verses  in this regard.     One is Deuteronomy 32:35,  where God says,

Vengeance is Mine,  and retribution,
In due time  their foot  will slip;
For the day  of their calamity  is near,
And the impending things  are hastening  upon them.

We don’t have anything  to worry about  when we let God  be our Caretaker.     Trusting our Savior  to carry us through  troublesome times,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  Your faithful love  is our treasure.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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