Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Self Justified Anger

Self-justified anger is not the same thing as righteous anger. Jesus was angry in the temple when He drove out the moneychangers. He was right and they were wrong and His anger revealed the glory of God.
         But many are angry over the sins of others or even angry with God’s providential actions and stay angry because they have justified themselves in the sight of God. They assume that since a wrong was done against them that they get to be angry and get to stay angry. They assume that since God’s providential workings have worked hard against them, that they are right to rail against Heaven.

         Such was the response of Jonah. But Jonah justified himself and was not just in the sight of God. Sins against you are to be forgiven and unremembered. God’s works of Providence are to be received with the submission of a bondservant. Do not let the sun go down on your anger.

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