This post is linked to Peter Pollock’s One Word Carnival The word is; Anger and the thought is to “Let It Go.”
|Angry Mother |
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A chapter from my next book Rescue the Stories Book Two
Be Angry and sin Not
Counting to ten is an old fashioned method used to help control your temper. By the time you get to ten, supposedly you have cooled off and can remain calm again.
My Pastor’s wife taught me how to control my children from fighting or not sharing, by counting aloud, slowly to ten.
I watched her in our church nursery with her two boys, and when they misbehaved very softly but surely she began her count to ten.
I was amazed at their response to settle down, and I told her so. I also remarked that I was going to try this very soon with my own children.
Often I was angry with them, and perhaps the count to ten was also for me.
My Pastor's wife suggested that first I threaten them with a punishment if I ever get to ten. Provided they changed their behavior early enough they were home scot-free.
It is not a sin to be angry at evil and un-justice. However God desires that we control our anger and not be quick to loose our temper and carry it too far into destructive behavior.
Jesus was angry with the money changers in the temple. He was upset with their greed, and their disrespect for God’s house. That day He put on quite a vivid display of Righteous Anger.
It is not a sin to be angry, but do not hold on to it over-night.
If you personally are having issues with anger - - Please count slowly to TEN!
Ephesians 4:26 Don't get so angry that you sin. Don't go to bed angry.
Ephesians 4:31 Stop being bitter and angry and mad at others. Don't yell at one another or curse each other or ever be rude.
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