Friday, August 10, 2012


Welcome to "Fan the Flame" Friday.

This is a weekly post that will be "short and sweet" (kinda like me...)

Just a word and a phrase, a sentence or a question...just a little something to "fan the flame" of your creativity!

Today's word:  anger

Do you think anger is a sin?  Why or why not?

What is the difference between anger and righteous indignation?

How does the wrath of God differ from human anger?

Let me know what you think!!

"This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:6-7)

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  1. Blessings upon you my friend, love you.

  2. Hi Sharon,

    Just passing through to wish you a Blessed Weekend. Not to sure I can comment on anger at the moment. Hope you are coping better, miss seeing you around so much.

    Hugs Nita

  3. I just think that no mattet what, anger will do us no good. My motto: loolk always for the bright sides of life and forgive and forget.

  4. The verse, Be angry and sin not, seems to point to the fact that it's easy to sin when angry yet it's possible. We should probably be angry about injustices, but still keep our actions and attitudes within God's instructions.

    Still praying about your move and adjustment.

  5. Sharon - just wanted to stop by and say you have been on my mind of late. Although I haven't had much time to stop by or comment (I've been having some internet issues that are very frustrating!).

    Anyway...just wanted you to know that I miss reading your posts and pray you are adjusting to your new home. Hope to see you posting on a more regular basis soon.


  6. I think that as there are different kinds of love there are different kinds of anger, some good like righteous anger and some evil like violent anger.

  7. Again - great input! Thanks!

    Do you think anger is a sin? Why or why not?

    I don't think that anger, in and of itself, is sin. Anger is a feeling. It's what we humans so often DO after feeling the anger that results in sin. Jesus was angry, though he did not sin. I think it's also a matter of what triggers the anger that affects the results. Most often we are angered when our "personal rights" are infringed upon.

    What is the difference between anger and righteous indignation?

    I've hinted at that above. Righteous indignation comes when we get angry about the things that make God angry. Of course, we must trust the Spirit to guide us in this area. We must allow the Spirit to be aroused to anger, and not ourselves. We can be righteously angry at sin and its results, but we must be careful not to judge the sinner.

    How does the wrath of God differ from human anger?

    God's wrath arises because of His perfect holiness, and it never goes against the goodness of His character. Sin and its results bring about God's wrath. However, He never sins in His wrath - and He is always, always ready to forgive and restore right relationships. More often than not, human anger is a result of our sinful nature - and it often leads to bitterness, rejection, and hurt.

    Thank goodness that Jesus took the wrath of God upon Himself, and freed us from our slavery to sin.



"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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