3/31/2012 – Unrighteous Anger—explodes, shatters, and damages – Pastor Shane Idleman

March 31st, 2012 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 3/31/2012 – Unrighteous Anger—explodes, shatters, and damages – Pastor Shane Idleman)

The bible clearly differentiates between righteous and unrighteous anger. Anger can be the correct response or a dangerous emotional reaction. The nature of anger is defined by the motive and the condition of the heart. Anger over issues that anger the Lord such as crime, abortion, pornography, abuse, oppression, and so on, is justifiable and can cause positive action. If anger sparks prayer and a Christ-like stance, it can be productive. Martin Luther said, “When I am angry, I can pray well and preach well.”

The focus of this article will be on destructive anger. Prisons are at capacity levels because of anger. Men and women rage at their children because of anger. Families are destroyed because of anger: “Anger worketh not the righteousness of God” (James 1:20). We’ll never walk fully in the will of God when anger controls us…
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