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Vital Step to a Radiant Faith-Controlling Our Temper

September 14th, 2023

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year to Shine, today’s Vital Step to a Radiant Faith is to control our temper.

Outbursts of anger often lead to emotional pain, discouragement, division, and regret. Not all anger is sin. Jesus got angry when God’s house was defiled. But how we handle our anger is vitally important in how we represent God’s love and holiness.

Ephesians 4:26 says, “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.”

James 1:20 says that “human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” He instructs us to be slow to become angry.

Psalm 4:4 reveals what we can do when anger tempts us to sin. “When you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.”  In the quietness of that moment, we will have opportunity to do some soul-searching, pray, and invite God’s peace to settle our troubled spirit.

Controlling our temper is a Vital Step to a Radiant Faith that makes a difference in our world.

John Shirk


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