#1 Know what religious anger is.
Matthew 21:12-16, NKJV “Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.”
Jesus had righteous anger. Jesus was right to stand up for what upset God. Jesus was not a wimp, but a warrior. He was man enough to turn over the money changers’ tables and drive them out. He was also humble enough to wash the disciple’s feet. Jesus was Tough and Tender.
#2 Know how to respond to it.
Most of the time, your responses will not be like Jesus’. Righteous anger may occur when a president invades another country killing innocent men, women and children. That should make Christians very angry with righteous anger. We can respond by giving financially and praying spiritually.
#3 Know when to let it go.
God’s House is a place of help and healing. When we have God’s presence + God’s promise + God’s people = we have God’s power.
Matthew 18:19-20, NKJV “Again, I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in Heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”
Let these three secrets to being an angry Christian be multiplied in your life.
Today’s Challenge: Pray and ask God for wisdom and courage to stand up for what upsets Him. Where do you need help or healing in your life? Pray with another brother or sister in Christ and ask God to work in that area.