Ecclesiastes 7:9 AMP
Do not be quick in spirit to be angry or vexed, for anger and vexation lodge in the bosom of fools.
This podcast is a repost, originally published on March 15, 2016.
Series: Dealing With Anger
Do not be quick to be angry because the fool’s anger comes from the bosom, from deep inside of you. But praise God for the saving work of Jesus on the cross, we’ve been turned from being foolish to wise! So, now inside there is not anger or vexation, but self control, patience, goodness, kindness (the fruits of the Spirit).
The things that trigger our anger:
Things that hurt your ego
We may call it self esteem or justice, but deep down each one of us have the love for ourselves. We do not want anybody to look down on ourselves or anybody to treat us bad. Sometimes, it may be good, you don’t want to let people take advantage of you, but sometimes it’s ego. If your greatest trigger in temper is ego, then you have to work on dealing with it because ego is something, like the verse says, that lodges and must be dealt with in the bosom or from the heart.
Anger that triggers from not having your own way, people not doing things the way you think, something planned that didn’t come through or you telling your children to act in a particular way and they don’t, are all ego problems. All of these problems, in one way or the other, feed your ego. And ego is the biggest cause of all anger. Just as money is the root cause of all evil (I Timothy 06:10), in some way, ego is the root cause of all anger. Lay down yourselves at the altar as a living sacrifice (Romans 12:01-02). When you are sacrificed, you don’t care what people do to you, what people say to you, that somebody hit you, somebody took your way on the highway, you don’t care if somebody hurt you. Why? Because, you are already a sacrifice. If you could come to the altar and lay down your ego as a sacrifice, the things that trigger your anger will die out.
Lay yourself down as a sacrifice on the altar and say “Lord, it doesn’t matter what I desire. All that matters is my Father in Heaven is pleased through my life”. That solves almost ninety nine of a hundred things.
Hope you will do that today.
Partner with us in our dream for revival. Your generosity goes towards supporting our initiatives to reach out, serve & transform lives.
If you’d like to be a monthly partner & would like to contribute towards missions trips in India and Africa, please write to us here.
Subscribe to Another Day with Jesus!
If you would like to receive this podcasts right into your phones, you could subscribe to it on a regular feed reader like feedly, or on a podcasting app like iTunes or easier still you could receive it by WhatsApp. Click on the links below to subscribe!