February 15, 2013 • 1 Samuel 18:6-11 & Ephesians 4:26-27
Think about how many of the words that we use to describe anger have to do with heat or fire. An angry person, we say, is steaming, fuming, burned up, fried, hot under the collar. Their anger smolders until it boils over. They have a short fuse, then erupt like a volcano. All of those powerful, hot words are telling us that anger is extremely dangerous. Anger is the sin that will most quickly lead to injury, the sin which is swiftest to shed blood. If anger is so dangerous in us, is there really even such a thing as righteous anger? How can we best be cautious to keep any type of anger from leading to down a regret-filled path? Let's dig into scripture today to learn about anger and what we can do about it.