Anger That Leads To Sin
Each of us has allowed something or someone to make us angry. No matter how hard we try not to allow things or people to make us angry, we have become angry. When things or people make us angry because of what they have done to us we feel justified by our anger, but we do not feel good that we allowed it to make us mad. As Christians we feel we should not get angry. It is not being angry which is the problem; it is our reaction to the anger that is the problem. Paul in his letter to the Church at Ephesus let's us know when you do get angry do not sin. It is our actions after we are angry which causes sin to creep into our situations. There are times when people may angry, but for whatever the reason we do not want to say anything to them. When we do not say anything this gives anger an opportunity to fester then this gives the devil opportunity to step in and put all types of thoughts in our minds, and before we know it, we are plotting to get the person back for what they have done to us.
I encourage you today that no matter if people and things make make you mad, to remind yourself that your anger may be justified, but do not let your anger lead you to sin. Go to a person and let them know how they have offended you, don't give place to the devil, let the Jesus in you shine today so others may be drawn to Him. As you go throughout your day and things get rough say to yourself, I won't get angry because this is part of the process for me, and instead of becoming angry I will pray.
Since I will not allow the sun to go down on my wrath, and I know that the Lord is blessing my life I have no doubt “It’s My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord today help me to control my anger, and my reaction to be angry that I may not sin against you. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY