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Getting Angry without Sinning

“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, Ephesians 4:26 NIV

Can you get angry about an action and separate your anger from the person committing the act? Very difficult to do, at least for me. Many injustices and wrongs are committed in this world against others. As Christians, we are concerned about what is right. However, we have to be careful that our anger does not lead to feelings of personal resentment, vindictiveness, and loss of control. God hates sin but loves the sinner. This a good motto that we should adopt.

A safeguard against the abuse of righteous indignation is to not let the sun go down while still angry. How do we do that? Prayer. Pray for the person or people that have committed the injustices and forgive them. Let God do the rest.

Tremble and do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. Psalms 4:4 NIV

–Diane (blog.peacebewithu.com)

Written by Diane Levy

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