Control Your Temper
“In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” Ephesians 4:26
Do not allow the day to pass without ridding yourself of anger.
Going to sleep while angry can cause a delusional mind. Our Nemesis will use anger to get a foothold on us through unchecked emotion. Anger digs deep into the soul of man. It can draw out buried emotion from years past in an instant. It is very important that we distinguish the different types of anger and extinguish the harmful emotions.
THE FOUR FACES OF ANGER
- RAGE is an anger that causes us to flurry about with over-expressed gestures, clinched jaws, or boisterous words, even calling down curses. This kind of anger typically comes from frustrated expectations. Expressing rage causes people around you to stare at you in disbelief, confusion, or embarrassment.
- FURY is a much stronger emotion of rage. It is a destructive form of rage often leading to a depraved mind and delusional violence. Fury is motivated by evil. This often results in physical harm to others, even murder.
- INDIGNATION is a righteous anger caused by witnessing or experiencing injustice, shame, or evil done to innocence. It is the correct use of the emotion of anger. Indignation motivates men to protect and risk our lives for the cause of others.
- WRATH is the Godliest form of anger. It is an anger that responds to evil with pure judgment. Wrath is what causes man to correct a wrong and to rid the earth of evil.
Some men have been taught to sequester their anger, to be stoic in emotions; yet anger has a role to play in our lives if our motivations are pure and our response is disciplined.
Resolve to properly manage any anger that you have today, not putting it off another day.