Anger Devotional: Tuesday, February 9

Open with prayer.  Try to sit quietly and just be before the Lord.  Ask Him to reveal to you any unresolved issues you may have with a friend or family member.

Read Ephesians 4:26-32: Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Let the thief no longer steal but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. 

Paul wrote, "Be angry and do not sin..." He assumes that we will get angry, but then he follows up quickly with and do not sin. Anger should not take over the heart and mind of the Christian.  Do you let your anger fester and grow?  Do you often go to sleep without confessing your anger and reconciling with the person your angry at?

In what ways are you putting away “bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander...along with all malice?”  Do you even desire to get those things out of your life?  How have you seen those attitudes corrupt your heart and life? 

Close with the Lord’s Prayer.