Get Mad

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Let me ask you a simple, hopefully non-threatening, question. Okay?

Have you ever been so mad at someone, for whatever reason, that you stormed out of the room, slamming the door behind you?

Yes?

Great!

No, it’s not great that you lost your temper, broke the door, and scared the daylights out of every one else in the room.

Not cool.

But it’s great that you have a basic understanding as to how to beat the devil at his temptation game.

Huh?!

Really. You see, if I would get mad at the audacity of the devil attempting to peddle his junk at my door, I might not be so apt to answer it when he comes knocking.

If you and I would let anger serve us well instead of destroying the ones we love, we’d enjoy life a lot more; and people might even enjoy hanging out with us more.

Check this out:

“Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,” (Ephesians 4:26 ESV)

Look again at the first part of the verse:

“Be angry and do not sin…”

See what I’m saying?

Yes, most of us know it’s not necessarily a sin to get angry. But hear me on this…

…sometimes you end up sinning because you didn’t get mad enough!

Get mad at the right thing, and the right person. Slam the door on the devil. Slam the door on the trash he’s selling.

Get mad enough to shut off the TV. Get mad enough to pull the plug on your computer. Get mad enough to run to God for help. Get mad enough to read your bible. Get mad! Get madder than you’ve been when you ended up opening the door to see who’s knocking.

Get mad, slam the door, and do not sin.

Or, get mad enough to fix your eyes on Jesus.

Yep. You already know how to get angry. Now use it for something productive.

Get mad and do not sin.

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7 ESV)

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