Seeing life's events in the light of God's Word.

Is Anger a Sin?



                                       Ephesians 4:26a– “In your anger do not sin.


Mark pulled into the driveway after a long day’s work. The sun was already setting. So much for hitting a few golf balls before dinner. 

His boss had asked him to stop by his desk on his way out. Their discussion hadn’t been a pleasant one and it had lasted over an hour.

Now, with no way to release his frustration, he’d arrive home to face his wife’s need to vent after taking care of their nine-month old twins all day. He knew she wanted some adult conversation, but her complaints always sparked his anger. Didn’t she realize he wanted nothing more than a little peace and quiet, himself?

Yesterday, he’d blown up at her meaningless chatter. He regretted yelling… pushing her… storming out.

Mark’s Christian counselor said it was acceptable to have angry feelings. However, his behavior—his reaction—was what was sinful. He’d shared the verse from Ephesians.

Mark bowed his head before entering the house. Lord, I need your help to keep from overreacting. I don’t want to hurt my wife. Please calm me. Keep me from sinful behavior when our conversations get emotional. Help me show her love and grace.


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