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Jesus. The son of God. Angry? Do these things go together? Well, according to this video below we all get angry on occasion. Even Jesus. What does Jesus say about this, though? Is it okay to ever get angry, to ever avenge or hold a grudge? What about when Jesus got angry? There is proof of His anger in the temple against the Pharisees who sought to gain monetarily from God’s people.
Ephesians 4:26 “Be angry, and do not sin: do not let the sun go down on your wrath.”
Jesus actually addresses this issue head-on. In Matthew 5:22 “But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment…” However, there are instances where Jesus was visibly and obviously angry in the Bible as mentioned above. How can it be wrong to be angry per Jesus’ own words, yet He expressed anger Himself?
There is evidence of Jesus getting angry, yet there is instruction by Jesus to not be angry. What gives? How can both be true? According to the look at anger in this video, the explanation is the fact that there are two types of anger. There is the right kind and a wrong kind.
According to the video, the source of anger is the detail of most importance. Jesus mentions that if you have a problem with someone, go make it right. In other words, you should not allow anger to get into between you and God and situate deep down in your soul. Holding anger in your heart towards someone is as bad as committing murder. Conversely, anger can be righteous when it’s for a just cause like when Jesus became angry at the money changers. Just remember to be angry but do not sin. Watch the video in its entirety for more insight on anger as it relates to the Christian walk.