#Anger#WrongorRight?

Written by cycleguy on October 10th, 2020

The idea of anger is a hot topic (pun intended) especially as we see it played out before us almost on a daily basis. Is it right or wrong to be angry? We hear of stories of people consumed by anger for one reason or another and we cringe when we think of its dangerous interplay in our own lives from time to time. People passed over for promotion; people losing their jobs after years of service and commitment to the company; people feeling like they were abused as a child or taken advantage of in an athletic contest; people who have anger issues that seem to be passed down from grandpa to dad to brother to you; and people who have justified reasons for being angry. They are all there in the mix.

So two views emerge about anger for the Christ-follower: it is either right or it is wrong. To show anger is good; to show anger is bad. To reveal it is not very “Christian”; to hide it is not very “Christian.” Sheesh!

So this week I’m going to speak about anger. Is it always wrong? But, then again, maybe that is not the right question to ask at all. Maybe the right one to ask is “what should I do with the anger I have?” My main Scripture is Eph. 4: 26-27.

I’d appreciate your prayers. If you won’t, I must get just a tad upset. 🙂

 

4 Comments so far ↓

  1. You know you have my prayers, Bill, and I will be tuning in again this Sunday.
    Blessings!

  2. Ed says:

    I don’t see you getting easily upset, unless someone invades your 3 feet of space ——————————>

    I was taught, maybe by the wrong person, but the right lesson, is that we should be angry with a real valid reason… losing your keys is a silly thing to get angry about. But anger at a person that clearly invades your space (again ———————–>)
    is a valid reason.

    • cycleguy says:

      I don’t get upset or angry very often, Ed, unless someone is invading my 3 feet space. Then I wish all sorts of calamity on them. j/k But there are legitimate reasons to get angry as long as the safeguards are in place.