Righteous Anger

Description

Look to Jesus for how to deal with personal attacks. Save your righteous anger for situations where God is not respected and where other people are mistreated.

"In your anger do not sin." - Ephesians 4:26 NIV

All of us struggle with anger; it’s a part of life. Do you ever feel your anger is justified? Have you ever used the term righteous anger? The phrase is often used when someone has wronged us; we say, “I have every right to be angry.” And then to justify our anger, we’ll add, “Jesus showed righteous anger, didn’t He?”

Well, yes, He did. But it is important to note what triggered His righteous anger. When Jesus entered the temple and found it had been turned into a place of greed and materialism for taking advantage of the poor, He was furious. Why? Because God was not being respected, and people were being taken advantage of.

Jesus became indignant when the disciples would not allow children to visit with Him. The disciples didn’t consider the children as important. They felt that Jesus was “too busy” for them. It made Him furious.

But understand this: Jesus never got angry when He was treated unjustly. So how did He react when He was the target of injustice? Look at what Jesus did when He was unfairly sentenced to death, the ultimate act of personal injustice. He prayed, “Father, forgive them” (Luke 23:34).

Look to Jesus for how to deal with personal attacks. And save your righteous anger for situations where God is not respected and other people are mistreated. God’s Word teaches us that this is the time to be angry—but not to sin.

Please register for a free account to view this content

We hope you have enjoyed the 10 discipleship resources you have read in the last 30 days.
You have exceeded your 10 piece content limit.
Create a free account today to keep fueling your spiritual journey!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple

Related
Flying Standby
Dr. James Merritt
Anger Is Like a Light
Shana Schutte
Tell Yourself The “F” Word!
Derwin L. Gray
Let It Go
Chris Tiegreen
In the Carnage of the Exposure of Our Darkest Secrets
Brandon A. Cox
Follow Us

Want to access more exclusive iDisciple content?

Upgrade to a Giving Membership today!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple