Anger is powerful. This emotion is usually considered negative, but as we will explore this week, anger can also be a catalyst for good. Paul reminds us, though, not to allow anger to control us since the devil can use our feelings as a temptation to sin. Jesus taught that sin is not only an act; our thoughts can also be sinful. This doesn’t mean that feeling angry is sinful; it’s what we choose to think or do next that make the difference.
Questions for further thought:
1. What is your initial response when you find yourself feeling angry?
2. How can you take captive hateful thoughts about others?
Challenge: If you find yourself consistently controlled by your anger and falling prey to sin, resolve now to begin making a change. Start with asking for God’s guidance, then seek resources to assist in your plan of attack, and finally, set up some accountability.
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