“Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.” Matthew 5:21-22 (KJV)
Anger is a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. It shows up in a person’s life when they are irritated, unhappy, or hurt or when things do not go in their favor. Anger is not a sin in itself because the Bible says we should be angry but not sin (Ephesians 4:26). Anger can be used for good or for evil. In the opening scripture, we see anger being used for evil. Anger can mislead a person to kill and afterward have regrets when they become sober. Anger can mislead a person to rain all manner of insults on a person or people.
Dear beloved, anger can lead you to commit acts that will put you in danger of God’s judgment. Learn from our Lord Jesus, Who was angry at sin and drove out all the people who were selling in the temple of God (John 2:13–16). Be angry at sin and the ills of society, and the Lord will lead you to put things right. Hallelujah! Be an overcomer.
Prayer Point: Abba Father, thank You for teaching me how to use anger in the right way. I put Your teaching to work quickly. Please lead me to be angry at sin and the ills of society in order to take the right steps to put things in order in Jesus’ name. Amen!