Renewing the Mind #11. “Anger–the devil’s drug.”

Renewing the Mind #11. “Anger–the devil’s drug.”

A wise man once said, “Anger is the devil’s cocaine.”

There is a lot for a Christian to get angry about these days. The most obvious of these is the media’s incessant promotion of every sin known to man. Not content to stop with, “Consenting adults should be able to do as they please,” they actively seek to groom our children to participate in their lusts.

Christians must know what’s going on around them and quit buying into the lie that says, “My preferred politician will save us from this.” However, if that is true (but I doubt it very much), I wish them God’s strength in their fight against evil.

Instead, disciples of Christ must put their faith in The Living God who knows all and sees all. It is He who calls His church to speak the Gospel of Peace into sin ravaged hearts. Those souls will either embrace the Prince of Peace, or reject him in their quest to multiply evil.

Unfortunately, some Christians are too angry to spread peace in any meaningful way. Now, don’t get me wrong, evil is evil, and we cannot in any way be happy with it. Also, if evil doesn’t make you angry, it is a clear sign that your mind is in need of spiritual renewal.

However, as those who know the Prince of Peace personally, we take our “burden of anger” and cast it upon the Lord who cares for us. We spend our lives promoting the Kingdom of Peace–the church. Therein, we trust God to change our strong (sometimes out of control) emotions into Christ glorifying works.

Thus, as a Christian you must reject the devil’s drug and “in your anger do not sin” (Ephesians 4:26).

“But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger” (Romans 2:8).

John Staiger


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