Thursday, January 13, 2011
Scripture has something very interesting and eye-opening to say about anger. "Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger." Eph 4:26 Did you notice that the actual "anger" isn't the sin? Jesus himself expressed righteous anger as he overturned the merchant tables in the temple and rebuked them for turning a holy place into a retail store. So the scriptural warning is that we be careful with our anger. God knows that we are, in those moments, feeling a very intense emotion that is very difficult to harness in a positive or productive way. Odds are, your fiercest anger WILL turn into sin as you lash out at people in your path. Another warning from Scripture is how rapidly we let ourselves dive into anger. Be SLOW to anger and QUICK to listen is the rule. And in Proverbs we see that Whoever is SLOW to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper exalts folly.
So when a Christian YouTube friend of mine (spikesofgrace) came into town and asked me to collaborate on a video about anger, I gladly jumped at the chance. He happens to be in town working for The Power Team, producing promotional videos for their ministry. But he took some time to visit with me over lunch and work on the skit below. As you watch the output of our combined efforts, I would like to challenge you to give God your sin struggles. Let Him transform you by the renewing of your mind. And if anger is not your particular struggle or issue, then take this opportunity to work on the issues that are by giving them over to God. He is the potter and we are the clay.
Posted by Jim at 8:06 AM
Labels: Anger Sin Emotion Passion Control Struggles Cast Cares God Father Jesus Christ Potter Clay Transformation Renewing Mind Christian