“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” (Ephesians 4:25-27)
Thought for the day:
In the devotional Renew My Heart by John Wesley, there is a word for all who listen:
Do you know yourself a sinner? Weep for your sins, and mourn after God, till He turns your heaviness into joy. And even then, weep with those who weep, and for those who weep not for themselves. Mourn for the sins and miseries of all humanity. See the immense ocean of eternity without a bottom or a shore. It has swallowed up millions upon millions of people and is ready to devour those who yet remain. Here is the house of God, eternal in the heavens. And there is hell and destruction, without a covering! And from this, learn the importance of every moment which just appears and then is gone forever. To your seriousness, add meekness of wisdom. Hold an even scale to all your passions, but particularly anger, sorrow, and fear. Calmly acquiesce in whatever is the will of God. Learn to be content in whatever condition you are in. Be mild to the good; be gentle to all, but especially to the evil and the unthankful. Avoid outward expressions of anger, especially in speech. Beware also every inward emotion contrary to love, even though it goes no farther than your heart. Be angry at sin, as an affront to the Majesty of heaven, but still love the sinner, as did our Lord, who looked on the Pharisees with anger, “grieved for the hardness of their hearts”—grieved at the sinners; angry at sin. Be thus “angry and sin not.”
Wesley, John (2011-02-01). Renew My Heart (Classic Insights) . Barbour Publishing, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
The life we live, we live for Jesus. When you live that life, your interaction with others will always bring glory, honor, & praise to God.
Prayer for the day:
Heavenly Father, my I live my life for you and may that life bring you glory, honor & praise to God. Amen.