Monday, 14 June 2010

Angry but not sinning


“but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.” (Jas 1:14 NIV)

 “For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does— comes not from the Father but from the world.” (1Jo 2:16 NIV)

 “Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.” (Jas 1:15 NIV)

“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1Pe 5:8 NIV)

 “For from within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,” (Mr 7:21 NIV)

 “The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.” (Ge 6:6 NIV)

 “who plots evil with deceit in his heart—he always stirs up dissension.” (Pr 6:14 NIV)

 “O Jerusalem, wash the evil from your heart and be saved. How long will you harbour wicked thoughts?” (Jer 4:14 NIV)

 “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jer 17:9 NIV)

 “How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions of their own minds?” (Jer 23:26 NIV)

 “[For the director of music. A psalm of David.] Hear me, O God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy. Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from that noisy crowd of evildoers. They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their words like deadly arrows. They shoot from ambush at the innocent man; they shoot at him suddenly, without fear. They encourage each other in evil plans, they talk about hiding their snares; they say, "Who will see them?" {Or us} They plot injustice and say, "We have devised a perfect plan!" Surely the mind and heart of man are cunning.” (Ps 64:1-6 NIV)


On the Biblestudentsblog I wrote an article in Dutch about our anger  and when it is sin or when it is no sin to be angry. > Boos zijn en toch niet zondigen.
Also of interest is the thought of our brother John Aldersley: Being angry and not sinning.

Voor een Nederlandstalig artikel over het al of niet zondig zijn van het boos zijn, vind Boos zijn en toch niet zondigen

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Find also
Be ye angery and sin not
A learning process for each of us
Doest thou well to be angry
He who smiles rather than rages

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