KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 4:27 KJV “Neither give place to the devil”.
The preceding verse before our opening scripture is Ephesians 4:26 KJV” Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath”: It tells us that we can be angry at certain instances, yet we must not sin. Anger can be a necessary emotional expression that can be applied to correct certain anomalies of certain individuals. If anger is allowed to linger on till the next day or days it would result in very wrong actions. The Bible says, it does not only causes us to sin, but the devil will have an advantage over us, and take a hold of our lives. When anger lingers in the heart unforgiveness sets in, and that leads to bitterness. Bitterness will set you up for demons to enter your life
An uncontrolled anger makes you a puppet of the devil. Demons will dictate to you and lead you to do any abominable thing. Why are most people not able to control their anger? One reason is that, people are not able to separate a wrong action from the person who did the wrong thing. If you are able to see the wrong act differently from the person who committed it, you would direct your anger towards the act, leaving out the person. I mean your discipline would be directed towards reforming the individual. Such discipline would be out of love, although it may be stern, yet the person would not be destroyed.
Discipline becomes punishment when anger is not controlled. (Punishment deforms, and discipline transforms). This happens when the offended sees the offender as the offense. In such a case bitterness will set in. The sight of the offender stirs up pain in the heart of the offended. The offended resolves that, the only way to heal that pain is to cause a similar pain to the offender or to keep the offender out of sight. This is what leads to divorces between couples and separations between some close friends and associates. Please heed to scriptural counsel, don’t let the sun go down on your anger.
I may be angry, but the sun never goes down on my anger. I may dislike an action but will always love the person who committed the act. I never get bitter over any action, treatment or words, for the love of God has filled my heart. The devil never has an advantage over me.
Prov. 19:11 KJV. The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
Prov. 16:32 KJV” He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city”.