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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, Jan 24

Ephesians 4:26-27


"In your anger do not sin"; Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.


These verses ring so true for me. It is my anger that leads me at times to say and do the wrong things. Whatever part my own anger is playing in the conflict may be the only part of the conflict I have control of. I must not allow anger to lead to poor decisions or hasty, impulsive words or action. In the words of a famous Disney character, "Let it go".


Holy Lord, help me to see when my anger has taken control of my words and actions. Help me to step back and take a breath, and seek your strength at that moment. I know you are always willing and able to show me a better way. Amen


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Ephesians 4:26-27

I remember the words of wisdom that I still try to practice everyday which is not to go to bed angry. Well is it worth not sleeping, tossing and turning and going over and over in your head just what did I say and is the devil now taking over ? Fighting with yourself then end up worrying for what? It’s very hard to keep that at bay at time, depending on what situation you are going through at that time. Granted it’s not always the best time to try and resolve the situation but it’s certainly not the best time to let the devil take over either which I think is what is meant by the foothold…


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Ephesians 4:26-27


This verse does not tell us not to be angry, but lets us know how important it is to learn how to handle your anger. You need to get rid of it asap so it doesn’t take over all your thinking day and night. That would give the devil an opening inside your mind. Paul tells us to deal with anger before the sun sets. That is one thing I always advise newlyweds—never go to bed angry. Talk about it, say I love you, and always kiss goodnight. That’s what we do and it’s gotten us through 59 wonderful years.


Prayer: Gracious God, May we never forget Paul’s advice. Amen

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Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

Ephesians 4:26-27

In your angry do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.

We should not let the sun go down on our anger. To refuse to surrender our anger is to welcome the devil to wreak havoc in our hearts and relationships. It allows him to take over and to extend his stay in any given situation. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Anger is more common than we usually like to admit. There’s anger in our world, and there’s anger in our own hearts. Anger exists because things a…


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Tom
Jan 24

Ephesians 4:26-27 Anger is not a sin, but it f I let it, anger can open the door to sin. This passage mirrors my life experience in that some of the worst nights I have ever spent trying to sleep are those in which I tried to do so having failed to address some anger issue. Thankfully it was not often and it has been many years since this last took place. Now, if I can learn to reign in my impulse to anger at other times I will move closer to sanctification.


Prayer - God of patience, help me learn and cultivate strategies to curb and redirect anger, thus robbing Satan of a foothold on by behavior and words. Amen


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