This blog is supposed to be, as much as I can, my daily journey through life as a Christian. I hope it to be my thoughts and feelings on life but be as grounded in the Christian message as it can. My intention is not to create a daily readings or bible study guide but to look at my life in terms of a Christian trying to find and follow God's mission using his Life User's Manuel AKA the Bible.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
There is a lot going on in my life right now which I have yet to talk about on here and which very few people know about anyway. This coupled with living at home with my parents and next door to a very unpleasant family with unsocial tendencies has led to me harbouring a lot of anger and negative feelings recently. Because of this I decided to look at how Jesus reacted if and when he became angry to try and learn how to react in a Christian way. I know there are situations in the Bible where Jesus lost his temper such as in the temple, Matthew 21:12-17. But is our anger the same? The anger I am feeling currently is due to other people and the faults I perceive them to have. In these situations it is not Christlike to feel anger, but to try and forgive. It is very hard and I know with my personality it is something I am likely to struggle with for the rest of my life. But the scriptures do help; Ephesians 4:26 Go ahead and be angry. You do well to be angry-but don't use your anger as fuel for revenge. And don't stay angry. Don't go to bed angry. And also; James 1:19-20 Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God's righteousness doesn't grow from human anger.