Scripture: In your anger do not sin. Ephesians 4:26
Anger properly managed is key to freedom from fear. Anger is often a mask for fear-it’s socially acceptable-fear is not. Anger is also our natural built-in mechanism to deal with fear.
This series on Anger has been developed to help put into perspective just how an individual can be angry but not sin (Ephesians 4:26) – in other words, properly manage and control a natural emotion that in and of itself usually does not fall into the category of sin. It’s like the scripture about the love of money being the root of evil. Money is not evil-but the love of it can be. Similarly, anger properly controlled is not sin-while anger out of control becomes sin.
Is your anger expressed along with thoughts of concern for others, or does it give vent with no care for others at all? Take this little Anger Test! Ask yourself: Am I internalizing? Am I venting? Or, am I controlling my anger? As we progress through this series, it is our desire to help you identify whether your anger is misplaced or in-place. We will also give you tools to use to help you manage or control your anger.
In our discussion, our ultimate desire is that you will draw closer to the Lord God and in so doing you will allow Him to fine tune your character in the basic natural area of emotion He created in you in the first place.
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