Don’t Stew In Anger

Is anger a sin?
I’ll start by saying no, it cannot be a sin.
I’ll give Biblical proof; the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses. Ex 4:14
If it were a sin then God would be guilty of sin, which is impossible.
Anger is a base emotion that affects all of us.
The Bible says, “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil. Eph 4:26-27
Here you are allowed to be angry but not sin when you are.
You should not be angry very long; don’t stew over it.
Do not give in to the devil in your anger.
Mark 3:5 says He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts.
Jesus was angry but did not let it rule His spirit and certainly not His actions.
Paul told us let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you (Eph 4:31) and you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Col 3:8
With the exception of God, the more self-righteous a person is, the angrier a person is likely to become in any confrontation that will indicate that they are wrong.
A good example are Christians; we feel an anger and injustice as to why there are those that don’t see abortion as murder.
We feel anger when the word of God calls a lifestyle sin but it is preached as loving and inclusive to allow it in the church.
Christians feel a righteous indignation and anger when we see those that claim to be a Christian but don’t live like it.
Because of the self-righteousness of the Christian, he/she becomes angry.
That is not a sin but then it is not always right either.
But then there are some that will not accept the fact that they can be wrong and they become angered when confronted as such.
I know, I can be one of those types of people.
But I also know it’s not really worth butting heads over and destroying a friendship or an opportunity to witness for my Lord.
It is better to listen than to be heard; let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1:19-20
Though God seems to understand and allow for you to be angry at times; God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thess 5:9

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2 thoughts on “Don’t Stew In Anger

  1. tim i disagree with one of your conclusions, that being of our selfrightousness causes our anger.the sin and the outcry against the sin of say abortion does not come from my self rightouness but from a desire to see this sin abolished.where and when it does become sin is when a person stews in the anger and wants to go out and kill abortion doctors. i want to see this sin of abortion abolished and my RIGHTOUS ANGER causes me to support and cry out for the unborn. this one of the reasons that the church has failed in our support of the unborn. we did not get ANGRY enough over abortion. just some of my thoughts, i will search the srciptures for answers though.

  2. Don, I agree with you but when I said, “Because of the self-righteousness of the Christian, he/she becomes angry.
    That is not a sin but then it is not always right either.
    But then there are some that will not accept the fact that they can be wrong and they become angered when confronted as such.” I was trying to point out about the righteousness of those that believe they are always right. If they say the sky is blue and you disagree and say it is gray, they will argue and to prove their point tell you the sky is blue above the gray.
    Cholerics do not like to be wrong nor told they are. This was the only point I was trying to make but I must have done a poor job of it. I guess I let my mind think one thing and my fingers write another or something.
    Then again…I could be wrong. ;)

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