It’s so easy to strike when the iron is hot. You get angry with someone when they get at you. Sometimes you swell up and want to give them a piece of your mind. You want to lay down your religion because someone has made your hind parts itch. They cut you off in traffic, overlooked you for the promotion or mistreated you in someway. We as children of God need to be very careful in this area. We are accountable to God for our actions and everybody is watching us because we are supposed to be “Christians”. That’s the idea of “let’s see how the Christian acts in this situation”. He says he’s supposed to love God; as if because they are not Christians they have the right to act any kind of way they want. The truth is that the god of this world has blinded their eyes and they can’t receive or understand the truth because they have no desire to. See 2 Corinthians 4:4 as a reference here. They act that way many times because they don’t know the better way (Jesus) and don’t know that they need Him. That’s why they look to other things to fill that void that only Jesus can fill . . . things like alcohol, drugs, sex, cars, houses, etc.
The lesson here for Christians is that we should stop preaching to our coworkers about how they aren’t living right and won’t follow the Word. They aint gonna get it! You have to pray for them and when the Spirit leads share Jesus. Pray that their heart will turn to God. Pray that the Lord will send laborers across their path; that they would be in places to hear the Word so faith will come. They’ve got to get saved first and then they can get filled and then they can start renewing their mind to the Word of God, and that probably won’t all happen in 15 min while yall are in the break room at work.
John 12:31 calls the devil the ruler of this world and those who are not of the family of God are in the family of the enemy and may not even know it. If you are not saved you should stop judging Christians, receive God for yourself and walk in the abundance that has been made available for you. Email us, we would be happy to share with you how to receive salvation.
The world says get angry and seek revenge. James 1:19 teaches us to be slow to speak, slow to anger and quick to hear. There is a lot for us to learn and apply in this verse. You shouldnt be cursing people . . . even the subtle curing to place emphasis. You really shouldnt be poppin’ off on people and you shouldnt send emails when you are mad. He didn’t say you couldn’t get angry. He said take a long time to get angry. He also said don’t stay angry long and don’t let your anger lead you to sin. That’s exactly what the enemy wants us to do. Get angry and sin . . . and the quicker you act on your anger the more likely you are to sin. For example, folks who in a rage kill their girlfriend or boyfriend because of cheating or students who get mad and their teacher and decide to bring a gun to school to kill him or her.
Be slow to speak, and quick to listen. Be slow to get angry. Train yourself . . . give your self a time out. Pray or sing a song, count to 10, do something other than acting out your anger. Realize that this is a plan of the enemy to destroy your life (John 10:10). Make the devil mad. Submit yourself unto God, resist the devil and he will flee.