Ephesians 4:26 states that in your anger, do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. (NIV). I know it is not KJV but the NIV makes the point clearer. (Put your stones back in your pocket)
How many times have you gone to sleep with someone on your heart? I know it can be hard sometimes to let things go. “She said something about me”, “he’s a jerk”. “Someone did me wrong”. I totally get it because we are naturally inclined to hold grudges. But at some point we have to sit and think is it really worth it? You have to wonder in the end who is really being hurt by all of this. Many times the person who you have beef with, isn’t even thinking about you. So you’re all wound up for nothing.
The bible says “do not let the sun go down while you’re still angry”… I would imagine this was said for our own good. Forget the fact that you can make yourself sick by holding on to grudges, but what about your soul? If I go to sleep angry with someone and I die, what then? Is that chick or dude worth losing eternal life?
I don’t think we really sit down and think about these things… How the little things will keep us from the gates. I know it is something I have to work on. No one likes to be made the fool. But sometimes maybe it is better to take the “L” than to lose your soul…
As a child I used to keep everything in. If I was wronged I kept it in. Sure I would tell you about yourself, but I would never forget. The anger would never go away. But as I got older, my approach has changed. Now I am what you call an “addresser”. Depending on who you ask this may be a good or bad thing. But I do not like to go to sleep angry or “disturbed”. I have come to hate “lingering issues”. If you do something I am not quite pleased with, I will address you about it. Some may find this annoying, but if it’s that bad than stop doing things that will call for me to address you.
I know I make it sound so simple. Well the answer is simple. The task may not be easy, but it’s all about the end result. I don’t understand why people like to live in a state of confusion and uncertainty… If something is wrong address it. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. Nothing good will come of it… I am no expert but I do know how to read and you can’t get any clearer than that.
This was a public service announcement.