Let’s assume you lived in a country where they had kings and queens and the king of the land gave you a gift. Would you appreciate it? Yes and again yes. As a matter of fact, you will be showing everyone you had an opportunity to, to let them know that the king gave you a gift.
Being angry for the right reasons is not sin otherwise the bible would not have said “Be angry but sin not” (Ephesians 4; 26). In others words being angry is not sin (provided its being angry for the right reasons).
Cain was angry for the wrong reasons, which was sin to him (Genesis 4; 1-7), this article is not addressing that type of anger.
The bible makes it clear that during the earthly ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, He did not sin (2 Corinthians 5; 21), so we have a clear basis confirming Ephesians 4;26. A person can be angry and not sin.
When you are faced with a decision to make, what criteria do you base your choices on?
Many of us have heard about the young ruler in scripture, let’s have a closer look:
Matthew 19: 16 – 23
16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
If you were told that something needed strengthening, it could mean any of the following:
The word “contentment” means satisfaction.
I am not saying that we have to be content with bad circumstances, or circumstances that do not line up with the truth of God’s word, however the bible does speak about contentment.
Proverbs 4: 26 reads “Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established”.
Why do we have to think “ponder” the way of our feet? It’s because feet take us into a direction. In other words, we need to know where we are going.
If the Lord physically gave you a rod what you do think the capabilities of it would be?
Let’s look at the book of Exodus.
Exodus 3: 1
Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
We all know that shepherds use rods when keeping flock. This is one reason David used the analogy of a rod and staff in Psalm 23: 4b “thy rod and thy staff they comfort me”.
I recently logged into our energy account to summit readings for electricity and gas. For some reason, the site was very slow in loading. The screen displayed “loading”, for a while, much longer than usual.
Have you perceived the hand of the Lord on certain things? Or have you noticed a certain pattern of events? Well l am not talking about what comes from the enemy, but what you know is of God. I once heard a man of God say “God does not do anything without a purpose”. When the Lord tells you to do something, however small it may seem, be rest assured that there is a purpose for it.
Sometimes things in life happen that set us thinking. Lessons can be learned from just observing things around us. The scripture makes this clear and it is one way the Lord expects us to learn and make the necessary adjustments and corrections in our lives.
Heavens agenda in any situation is several steps up higher than what we are thinking. Kevin Zadai.