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Morning and Evening: 7/13


“God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry?” – Jonah 4:9


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Is it possible to be angry and not sin? Spurgeon asks this question and points out that it can be done but it is difficult. It is okay to be angry but losing your temper can lead to a dangerous place. He points out that even God is angry with the wicked every day. Anger must be checked at every level. It can quickly grow from a legitimate emotion to an emotion raging out of control where things happen quickly and without rational thought.

But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them.
—Nehemiah 9:17

Once again God is the perfect model for us and sets the standard in that He himself is ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Let us emulate Him in these things; and when we fail to do so and perhaps lose our temper, remember that there is a place for it at the foot of the cross.

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