Good evening! Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 1v7
Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of anger.
Mark 3v5 He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored.
We all have been given emotions from God to use at the right time and place and for the right reasons. When we use God's emotions through the Holy Spirit instead of ours it is always for a reason and a purpose to glorify His power. Jesus was angry at their stubborn hearts because they wanted to do things their way instead of hearing the right way, which is through the mercy of God's grace in healing anyone at anytime. Caring, forgiving, and loving one another gives us a better promise of healing then our own works, laws and traditions. This is why Jesus was angry because they did not have a heart to hear His message and accept the love of God when they were the religious leaders that should know God and His love He had for them. Jesus wiped away His anger by to healing the man and many more after. He also wiped away His anger by calling the twelve disciples. He never let His anger disturb His purpose of completing what God wanted Him to accomplish. I believe He used His anger strengthen His purpose. He let the love of God come through Him to heal many because He stayed focused on the love He had for our Heavenly Father. His family said, "He is out of His mind" and the teachers of the law said, "He is possessed by Beelzebub!" He might have got angry but He used it to stay focused on God's love for Him expressing itself through faith in His purpose. We also will get discouraged or distressed when we face stubborn hearts that claim to know God but they do not want to change through repenting. We need to use that anger to help us remember who God is making us and stay focused on His love for us. When we focus on His love for us our anger will be turned into something useful to glorify God's power. We can pray for those that persecute us and continue to tell them about the love of God as Jesus did. He will give us the strength to stand firm and the words to say just as the Father gave Him the strength and the words to say. He never gave up telling them about the love and ways of our God and Savior and because He is living in us we too will never give up. We know we are continually blessed completing His purpose of glorifying who He is in and around our lives. We need to remember we who do the will of God in our daily lives will be blessed with His favor by all of us together being His brother, sister or mother untied in His love. Read Mark 3. I love everyone with the love Christ gives me for you.