Sometimes anger is a God-given emotion that calls us to action. Jesus was furious that part of the house of the Lord was being used to take advantage of the people. When a worshiper wanted to buy a sacrificial animal, they had to exchange their currency first, which came with a hefty fee. The priests gained a great profit, while the temple was desecrated.
Questions for further thought:
1. How can you tell if you’re feeling righteous indignation (like Christ) or worldly rage?
2. What types of actions do you think God wants our anger to fuel?
Challenge: Look back at your answers to the questions from Tuesday. Make a plan and get started. For inspiration, look up the story of how the organization M.A.D.D got started – a grieving mother channeled her anger toward drunk driving into positive action.
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