by - Saturday, March 24, 2018

Proverbs 29:11
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.

Hi Beauties, I hope you are doing well. I wanted to write about anger and how it can turn into the unexpected if we allow it to harbour in our hearts. I was reading the book of 1st Kings and was blown away by Solomon’s request for Adonijah to be killed, because he took his Kingship (against God’s will) as his older brother. The Old Testament always makes me wonder how things would have played out, if they decided not to kill one another over conflict and actually resolve issues.

If we look at 1 Kings 2:13-25, we will see that Adonijah went to speak to Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother. He explained that he is no longer king and asked her to speak to King Solomon for him to give him Abishag the Shunammite as a wife. When she spoke to Solomon, he responded in anger and sent for Adonijah to be killed because of his request.

King Solomon allowed hard heartedness and bitterness to build up in his heart. I love how Jesus puts things into perspective in Matthew 5:21-22:
“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

This tells me that anger can cause murder. Because if we really think about it and read serious murder cases, the offence caused led to the seed of anger, followed by unforgiveness. And we all know that anger is a dangerous thing. It is not anger itself that Jesus has a problem with, but our actions thereafter. Do we have self-control, forgiveness and love ready to give to others? Yes it is difficult but we can do these things in Christ.

Ephesians 4:26 – 31
“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

James 1:19-20
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

Proverbs 19:11
A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.

Ecclesiastes 7:9
Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

As hard as it can be, my prayer is that we maintain peace, patient with one another and vent anger out in the moment being quick to love. Dealing with people around us is one of the hardest things, but let us humble ourselves in knowing that sometimes we can be difficult too. When I am angry with someone, I vent to God in prayer to work on my heart to be open to the idea of forgiving the person/people. The enemy is at work so we have to rise above our feelings and fight back spiritually. Seeing people the way God sees us helps too. So whoever has offended you, do not remain angry. Forgive and set yourself free.

Matthew 6:14-15
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Rosemary x

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  1. I was writing a post today and I remembered the verse where it says how a soft answer turns away wrath.