By Jeff Larson, The Back Pew
The Bible teaches there is a righteous indignation. In fact, if we don’t show this kind of anger on some occasions, we may be sinning. When we see blatant injustice and corruption, if its presence never sets a fire in our spirits to rebuke and resist, it’s evidence we lack love for the Savior. Search the Scriptures. Jesus got angry when he saw the Father’s will treated with contempt. He got angry because he loved the Father. And there are times when we should get angry because we love Jesus and see his will trampled upon. Yes, sometimes anger is justified. But be especially careful to check your anger, whether it’s about you, or whether it’s about our Lord’s will being perverted or defied. Other forms of anger we’re told to “cease from…and forsake.” (Psalm 37:8). We’re told to reconcile with whomever we may have unleashed our wrath, even before the sun goes down that day. (Eph. 4:26).
-Rev. Mark Creech