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Do Not Let the Sun Go Down on Your Anger

August 21, 2017

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Do Not Let the Sun Go Down on Your Anger

The news  shows a lot  of angry people  wreaking wreckage  and havoc  in the lives  of others.     Truth be told,  many of these “angry” people  don’t honestly know exactly why  they are so angry.     They have just  allowed themselves  to be influenced  by something  they can’t even explain.     They hate,  but have no reasonable reason  for their hatred.     They cannot even explain  how or why  anger and hatred  started to dominate them.

God does not want His people to be overcome  by such anger,  so Paul says  in Ephesians 4:26-27,

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

Because we are all sinners  and lack  an honest understanding  in so many aspects  of life,  we need  to be trusting  in God’s wisdom  to handle things,  instead of our own feelings.     Because the LORD knows all things  and is just and right  in all that He does,  Romans 12:19 says,

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 thoughts  and ways  of “vengeance”  are steeped  with sins  of all sorts,  so instead of giving “the devil an opportunity”,  we are to learn  to trust in God  and “not let the sun  go down  on your anger”.

Learning to trust  can take a real effort.     But,  we should not allow hatred,  anger,  and vengeance  to rule over us  and separate us  from God.     So,  Proverbs 3:5 says,

Trust  in the LORD  with all your heart
And do not lean  on your own understanding.

God gladly helps us  with that  when we turn  to Him  in prayer.     As the LORD shepherds us  through this life,  we can always look  to Him  and say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for a salvation  that helps us  through this life.”

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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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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