Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Morning with Ebenezer

LOVE IS NOT EASILY ANGERED

It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

1 Corinthians 13:5 NIV

In life we meet with people who may offend us in many different ways. We have people who get on our nerves every day. People who tend to seek ways to make us feel uncomfortable in life. This teaches us that a person who is easily angered does not dwell in love.

The Bible teaches us to be patient with others. It teaches us to tolerate the weaknesses of others without expressing anger. The Bible also teaches us that "Love covers a multitude of sins" (1 Peter 4:8). Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:26, “In your anger do not sin” Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. In other words that anger itself is not sin but it can quickly lead to sinful deeds.

In Mark 3:5 the Bible records the following about Jesus, "He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts..." This shows that even Jesus expressed anger when people refused to accept the truth. Jesus showed anger but he did not sin, the Bible confirms this in Hebrews 4:15, "For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin."

This morning, we need to ask God to help us be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, James 1:19. The Book of Ecclesiastes 7:9 teaches us the following in this topic of anger, "Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools."

The Psalmist David describes God in Psalm 86:15, "But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness." We need to learn to be patient with people, and express the love of God in all areas of our lives.

****Morning Prayer****

Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....

Dear Heavenly Father, forgive me for where I have been easily angered. Help me to show love to all people who comes in my life and be patient with them. In Jesus' Name, Amen.


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