James 4:1 ” What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? “

You’ve heard it, thought it, and probably even said it, “They make me so angry!” But sorry, no one can MAKE you angry. You choose to do that yourself every time you don’t get your way. A verbal dispute or argument happens when selfish desires aren’t met…and we always try to justify our anger towards the other person by placing the blame on them…thus, “They make me so angry!” We then become as Romans 7:23 calls, a prisoner of the law of sin at work within us. So what do we do? The first step is to acknowledge and take ownership of our anger…it belongs to us and no one else. We then need to confess, repent, and ask forgiveness of our sinful anger. Finally, we need to replace sinful anger with humility and a more Christ-like attitude.

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