Be angry, yet do not sin. Do not let the sun set upon your wrath. (Ephesian 4:26-7, KJV)
If you are angry, be sure that it is not out of wounded pride or bad temper. Never go to bed angry—don’t give the devil that sort of foothold. (Ephesian 4:26-7, PHILLIPS)
And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. (Ephesian 4:26-7, NLT)
That’s one section of the Bible in three different translations about dealing with anger. (The Bible actually has quite a lot of wisdom to offer on this subject.)
God created us in His image, so He knows everything there is to know about our emotions.
Everyone gets angry. So does God.
Feeling angry is unavoidable, and believe it or not, it’s not a bad emotion. Sometimes anger helps us sort things out. We get angry for all kinds of reasons. However, in relationships, it can be destructive.
The whole key to dealing with it in a healthy way is in seeing ourselves truly and processing our anger in the Lord.
God, being perfect, knows how to express His anger without sin. We need His help in doing the same thing. The point of this lesson is to help you understand anger, and then, learn how to deal with it, so you can maintain healthy relationships with others.
As always, that begins with our relationship with God, so join me and let’s explore this topic so we can enjoy the people in our lives