For this blog post, Theological about Anger means studying one or more ways that God and the Bible effect our anger.
This is not the entire Part 1 sermon on Anger from Weds, March 1, but I have sorted through that first sermon and have taken out this one part for you to consider.
Any of the other information can be found in Uprooting Anger by Robert Jones.
Here’s my notes:
First figure out whether you should be mad about this or not.
3 things that qualify it as righteous anger. Use these to check your anger.
1 Reacts against actual sin – Ephesians 4:26
Figure out if it’s a sin. Read your bible, search your bible, do diagnosis before you declare things as evil or sin, but if it’s a sin, be mad at that sin.
2 focuses on God and His Kingdom, Rights, and Concerns, Not on Me, my kingdom and my rights – Matthew 6
This is easy. IS IT?
3 its accompanied by other godly qualities and expresses itself in godly ways. – James 1:19-27
This means it doesn’t contradict the other qualities of God like patience and self-control.
SO, IF YOU ARE LOSING SELF CONTROL WHEN YOU ARE ANGRY, is it godly anger?