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Anger and The Untamed Tongue

Updated: Jul 6, 2023

Anger is a common human emotion and one that is difficult for many people to manage. There are two Greek words used for anger in the New Testament. One is defined as passion, energy and the other is agitated, boiling. Not All Anger Is Sin! Often anger results from a sinful attitude. Other times it has a righteous source. Either way if it is not handled properly it can quickly become sin.

We know that not all anger is sin because YAHUAH gets angry. TEHILLIYM (PSALMS) 7:11 says ALAHIYM judges the righteous, and AL is angry with the wicked every day. When YAHUSHA went into the temple and saw them buying and selling he became angry. And what did YAHUSHA DO??? He made a scourge of small cords and drove them that were taking part in those acts out of the temple. Just about every church building that I have entered into participates in the practice of buying and selling!!! WHAAAAAT! YAHUSHA'S ANGER AT THIS ACT DOESN'T MAKE YOU TREMBLE! IS THERE NO FEAR OF THE CREATOR!

Anger that is prompted by seeing things that go against YAHUAH is righteous in nature. Like seeing the mistreatment of YAHUAH'S people for serving HIM! We also may feel anger when YAHUAH'S Word is maligned or when man attempts to steal HIS glory! But we must remember YAHUAH'S call to humility. PHILIPPIYM (PHILIPPIANS) 2: 3 says Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves. We must also recognize that everything that WE deem as an injustice is not truly worthy of anger. For YAHUAH resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble.

There Is Power in Words

The Bible says that Death and Life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Here this idea is extended to remind us that the tongue not only has the power of provision, but also of death and life. The evil tongue slays three, the slanderer, the slandered, and the listener. Those who are wise enough to love and appreciate the power of what a man says will be blessed and will eat the pleasant fruit of wise and effective speech. The words we speak will either build us up or tear us down. Our tongue will either bring blessings or curses upon us from both YAHUAH and man. KEPHA RI'SHON (1 PETER) 3:10 says For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile. The Creator sees all and He is watching over the righteous and His ears are open unto their prayers. His Face is against them that do evil. So in other words if you are praying to Yah for the desires of your heart and living in sin then your prayers are NOT being heard.

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man QOLASIYM (COLOSSIANS) 4:6. When Paul wrote this he believed that Followers of YAHUSHA would answer others by communicating YAHUAH'S Truth and not their own. That way when Followers are communicating with unbelievers their speech will be inspired by YAH.

In the multitude of words there lacks not sin: but he that refrains his lips is wise




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