Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Problem solving through Christ: Anger

Hello Everyone,

We are continuing in our series of problem solving through Christ. This week we are going to address something that every person at one time or another has experienced. I doubt there is any one that has lived before or since Christ that has not had some sort of anger. It can consume us and cause us to make decisions we would not make under normal circumstances.
How many times has one person made you angry but you have lashed out at the innocent? Do you bring anger and frustrations home from the world just to have them come out around the ones you love. God has given us many examples in the Bible how our anger can lead us to ruin, in our emotional, spiritual, and financial lives.

This week when you feel anger creeping into your heart think of how patient God is with us. In the old Testament he was portrayed as an angry God. But through Christ he turned from the anger of judging an unjust world to the one true command that we should live by, to love each other as Christ loved us.

Have a blessed week!


Ecclesiastes 7:9
9Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry, for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

Proverbs 15:1-2
1A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.
2The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright, but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

Psalms 37 :7-9
7Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
8Cease from anger and forsake wrath; fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
9For evildoers shall be cut off; but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

Proverbs 16:32
32He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

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