Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Man's Anger

Genesis 4:6-7
Ephesians 4:26  'Christians are often very good on the first part of the command but a trifle weak on the second half.' (p38) 
James 1:19-20 
Perhaps then it is okay to be angry if:  
1. We do not sin 
2. We don't go to sleep with it  
3. it is anger from God and not man's anger 
4. it achieves righteousness  
5. it comes slowly  
Do you have the feeling that if these qualification are met, the amount of anger would be cut drastically?  (p38) 
Colossians 3:8 
Galatians 5:20 
Proverbs 29:22
Proverbs 14:29 

We need to see where anger comes from. Luke 6:45. 
Psalm 139:23-24
1 John 1:7-9
Philippians 4:8 
Romans 12:2 
Jude 24 

Most anger is not generated in protection of other people. And that tells us something. 

Notes & Quotes from Ch 3  of How to Be Free from Bitterness: And Other Essays on Christian Relationships by Jim Wilson

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