December 10th 2015
Anger feeds on the flesh and can quickly boil into ungodly actions and attitudes.
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: (Ephesians 4:26 KJV)
Anger is often a manifestation of the flesh which begins to simmer deep inside of us and works its way out of us as it reaches the boiling point in an emotional outburst. When anger rears its ugly head and spew forth in our actions and attitude it is not according to the will of God. Anger left to stew inside of us can quickly raise up and emit ungodly actions to ruin our testimony bringing about consequences that can follow a person the rest of their lives. Anger is spiritual poison.
Yes, there is godly anger. God became angry at ungodly situations as did Jesus when he was physically present upon this earth. Anger itself is not sinful. It is when we allow anger takes control over our heightened emotions of the flesh and heat up into a situation or circumstance that does not bring honor to God but rather serves the evil purposes of the dark spirit of the god of this world.
The Bible tells us two things about anger in this scripture verse: “sin not…” and “let not the sun go down upon your wrath…” both are important concepts to put into practice in our lives. Sin is never a good choice and holding onto wrath in our heart allows roots of bitterness and resentment to take root. If left to unravel and become of control in the flesh it will affect our emotions and actions if not corralled and defused by the spirit of God at work inside of us.