Theme of the Week: Anger
Bible Verse: “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 NIV
Scripture Reading: Psalm 139:23-24, Ephesians 1:18, Psalm 119:11, Romans 12:2
Yesterday we looked at some examples of righteous anger in the Bible, but how can we cultivate righteous anger in our own lives?
Righteous anger is not something that comes naturally to us. We need God’s help to develop it in our lives. Here are some ways we can cultivate righteous anger:
Pray for God to give us his heart and his eyes (Psalm 139:23-24, Ephesians 1:18). Ask Him to search our hearts and reveal any hidden sin or wrong motives in our anger. Ask Him to open our eyes to see what he sees and care about what he cares about.
Study God’s word and learn his standards of righteousness (Psalm 119:11, Romans 12:2). Meditate on His commands and promises and let them shape our thoughts and feelings. Renew our minds with his truth and let it transform our attitudes and actions.
Join God’s mission and fight against evil (Micah 6:8, Ephesians 6:10-18). Seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. Put on the full armor of God and stand firm against the schemes of the devil. Resist evil with good and overcome it with love.
Cultivating righteous anger in our lives requires seeking God and allowing His truth to shape our thoughts and actions. Engaging in God’s mission includes seeking justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with Him.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, give us a heart that continually seeks Your justice, that desperately loves mercy, and is shot through with a deep humility. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Reflection: Today, commit to meditating on the beauty of God’s true justice and generous mercy.
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