Anger is the Same as Murder…

Is anger the same as murder? Certainly not, right? But Jesus says differently, equating anger with murder when it comes to the root of the sin. In other words, there’s no scale when it comes to sin: losing ones’ temper, contempt for others including name calling, and murder are the same in God’s eyes. In Matthew 5:21-23 Jesus said, “….But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty…..”and Paul said in Ephesians 4: 26: “In your anger do not sin.” We are constantly being bombarded with some form of hate in all types of media streams and truthfully speaking it’s easy to jump on the bandwagon because we are all emotional creatures. However, when this happens it’s time to redirect your energy.  Ask God to help you redirect the energy from your negative feelings of anger into positive actions that are useful and productive, such as cleaning your house or exercising your body. Rather than letting anger take root in your soul, pray daily for God’s help to let go of your struggles and forgive others so you don’t carry over unhealthy attitudes into a new day.  Also ask God to fill your mind with thoughts of His goodness toward you, which will give you peace.

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