This post is Day 24 in a series of studies about “Jonah”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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Jonah – Day 24
What makes you angry? Do you think the same things make God angry? What do you do with your anger? Remember that anger is not a sin, it is what we do with the anger than can be sinful. And the Bible tells us to let our anger be short-lived.
But the LORD replied, “Have you any right to be angry?”
What is it that makes you angry? Do you think the same things make God angry? What do you do with your anger? Remember that being angry is not a sin, it is what we do with the anger than can be sinful. The Bible tells us to let our anger be short-lived. (In your anger, do not sin, and do not let the sun go down on your anger. Ephesians 4:26).
It is interesting to do a study on the Bible verses that speak of the Lord’s anger, and ask yourself if the same things make you angry. The Bible also talks of the anger of people in the church. James addresses his brothers and sisters in the Lord and tells them that Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires (James 1:19-20).
We all understand those words from James. But in certain circumstances, we forget them, or maybe choose to not remember them.
Many people are angry with the world situations right now, with people in power making crazy decisions, and with the inconsistent news.
Ask yourself today what makes you angry, and if in any of those circumstances, you have a right to be angry.
Pray for the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). Ask the Lord to show you if you have a healthy anger or if you need to pray about that part of your character. Pray today for any people who always irritate you. Ask the Lord to help you love them and be patient with them.
Praise God that He is slow to anger, and is known for His love which is so much bigger than His angry side.
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