"Be angry and sin not; do not let the sun go down on your anger." Ephesians 4:26 NASB
Do you know?
Doctors are increasingly understanding the connection between emotions and illness. Among all the emotions a person can feel, anger is connected to more sickness and physical deformities than any other single emotion.
It could be argued that people are angrier today than ever before and we are paying a toll in our health and safety. It is such a safety factor that law enforcement recognizes its violent presence in terms like ‘road rage’, ‘air rage’ and ‘sports rage’.
What most don’t realize is that anger is a mask for hurt. Yesterday we learned that ‘orge’ is the anger turned within that steeps and boils. To mask that pain, we often vent our anger outwardly and become a bitter and enraged person without knowing why. To deal with the bitterness, we must deal with the pain and face the hurt that lurks within.
To address the anger, we must resolve the hurt by understanding the truth, forgiving the injury, clearing our conscience and outliving the bitterness. Dare to examine the pain at the heart of your anger. Otherwise ‘orge’ will build a fortress in your heart you cannot conquer.
"Anger is a weed; hate is the tree." Augustine
"Pride was not made for men nor furious anger for them that are born of woman." Apocrypha
Morning Judges 10-11 Evening Luke 9:1-36
Return the things that you borrow. "The wicked borrows and does not repay but the righteous shows mercy and gives." Psalm 37:21
- If blind people wear dark glasses, why don’t deaf people wear earmuffs?
- How does a Purdue graduate make his car go faster? He takes the Domino’s Pizza sign off the top.
- Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
Today’s Prayer Request
Remember Flora today. Oscar’s service is at 10 am. Seventy one years of marriage is special.