MORNING DEW: 16-10-2018
TOPIC: THE DANGER OF ANGER
TEXT: MATTHEW 5:21-24
- You have heard that it was told those who lived long ago, you are not to commit murder, and, Whoever murders will be subject to punishment.
- But I say to you, anyone who is angry with his brother without a cause will be subject to punishment. And whoever says to his brother Raka! Will be subject to the Council. And whoever says, you fool! Will be subject to hell fire.
- So if you are presenting your gift at the altar and remember there that your brother has something against you,
- leave your gift there before the altar and first go and be reconciled to your brother. Then come and offer your gift.
Anger is a strong feeling of displeasure, hostility or antagonism towards someone or something, usually combined with an urge to harm.
Or the emotion of instant displeasure on account of something evil that presents itself to our view.
In itself it is an original susceptibility of our nature, just as love is, and is not necessarily sinful. It may, however, become sinful when causeless, or excessive, or protracted.
When you are angry you have no boundary.
When you are angry with your brother without a cause, or without any problem, you shall be subject to punishment. When you kill someone you shall be subject to punishment.
Meaning a killer and a person being angry with his brother without a cause are all the same. If you are being provoked and you become angry, it means there is a cause, what you need to do is not to allow the sun go down with your anger (Ephesians 4:26).
Any form of unrighteous move will be subject to punishment (Psalms 7:11). Always amend your ways before presenting your request before God. Reconcile with those who wrong you and the vice versa.
God loves humanity so much. God is always concerned about His people. Beginning from Genesis to Revelation it’s all about humanity, how to redeem man and get him a good place. That is God’s plan for man. So as Christians we should have the same mind-set.
We should stop destroying what God is building.
Prayer: Help me, Lord, overcome my weakness, and remain in you forever,
Rev. John Wundengba