In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.
- Ephesians 4:26
What is Anger?
Anger is usually a secondary response to one or more deeper root causes.
It occurs when there is a strong emotion of irritation or agitation over a need or expectation that is not being met.
Typically anger originates from hurt, fear, or injustice. And while anger itself is not a sin, how we react to it can be.
Anger is a normal God-given emotion. The Bible does not tell us that we shouldn’t feel angry. But it tells us that how we express anger determines whether or not it becomes a sin. Ephesians 4:26 tells us, “In your anger do not sin:” Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.
So how do we experience anger and not sin?
First, we need to understand the source of our anger—from where did it come?
Next, we need to realize that it is never God’s desire that we use anger as a tool to get our needs met.
Instead, we are to constructively react in all circumstances with control and express our feelings appropriately.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for enabling me to live a fruitful life that pleases you. I love you and ask you to direct me and my path today. Amen.