These feelings seem innocent enough. A person blurts out painful words or a distracted driver cuts you off in traffic. Those things happen, but when even simple infractions are left to fester in our minds, feelings can mature into full-blown anger.
Is getting angry so wrong?
We all experience anger at times, (as I sheepishly raise my hand). God created us, emotions and all, which is why He gives us sound instruction on the dangers of letting anger hang around for too long. Paul teaches the church at Ephesus to “Be angry and do not sin,” echoing the words of Psalm 4:4. But then he goes on to warn, “do not let the sun go down on your anger,” (Ephesians 4:26 ESV). And what a wise warning that is for all of us. Because according to Ecclesiastes 7:9, anger “lodges in the heart.” And once it’s lodged there, bitterness and resentment can surface.
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