For much of my life, I worried about being angry. There’s a verse in Ephesians that reads: “Be angry, but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger” (4:26).
How do I know when anger went too far and turned into sin?
Though that verse is frequently translated as “be angry but do not sin,” sometimes it is translated as “be angry and do not sin.” What a difference a conjunction makes. What would it look like if we understood this verse to be a command—a call to action? What if God needs us to be angry in order to claim our faith heritage.
In the past, I thought I could steer clear of trouble by removing anger from my life. Now I see anger as a tool God uses to make all things new.
This message is an excerpt from “Hope’s beautiful daughters” by Cara Strickland in the September 2019 issue of Gather magazine. Today is New Year’s Eve.
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