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A Daily Devotion for Tuesday, February 1


Matthew 5: 21-24


”You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, ’You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the alter and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the alter. First go and be reconciled with your brother, then come and offer your gift.”



We all have heard stories of people holding grudges. For years and years, they feed the fire of their anger, and at the same time go about their lives. They go to church, say their prayers and give money to the church and other good causes, yet they won’t talk to their brother, or their sister, or their friend who hurt them 15 years ago. God wants us to reconcile with one another. He tells us in plain words that our offerings can and should wait until we have let go of our anger.

Heavenly Father, help me to see when anger is in my way, and when I am hiding behind something to avoid forgiving. There should be no room for anger in my life. Help me to love more freely. Amen


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Feb 01, 2022

Matthew 5:21-24


You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.


Jesus is reminding us in the old days if men committed murder;…

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Barbara
Barbara
Feb 01, 2022

Matthew 5: 21-24


22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment.


I feel that God put killing and anger on the same level. We shall not kill or be quick to anger. If I want to come closer to God I need to obey his teachings. I need to always treat others with respect and love. I always need to control my temper and always attempt to have the best relationship with God that I can.


Dearest Lord, give me the grace to always control my anger. It is unnecessary and hurts you so very much. Please forgive my past angry moments and help me to always think…


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