Things That Make You Angry

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on the cause of your anger. Eph 4:26 Net

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Eph 4:26 Kjb

Are there things that make you angry? For me personally, there are many situations that cause me to be mad or angry. For example, being Canadian, I’m very angry with the way the President of the United States is behaving towards Canada and his uncontrolled tongue.  In my opinion he is pompous and dictatorial. My anger is hopefully a controlled anger and I have prayed for and will continue to pray for President Trump.

His Presidential style may be working for the employment of the American people but at what expense to the rest of the world.

I have traveled to the US on many occasions and have always been treated with the utmost respect. During 911 I had the privilege to bring, some of those who were stranded, into our home for a shower and to show them some of our local sight and interests.

It makes you wonder if he is envious of how Canada is viewed by the majority of people in the world.

Yes, this makes me angry and sad, however; I will not lose sleep over it and as mentioned I will continue to pray that God’s will be done in this situation.

I get angry at the following.

When I hear of children being molested or being mistreated.

When I see able bodied people on welfare and robbing the system

When I hear of women being raped, murdered and beaten.

When I see the neglect at some nursing homes

I get angry at cancer, alzheimers, dementia and other life threatening and mind related illnesses.

I get angry at genocide and other atrocities done in the name of religion.

I get angry who hid behind Facebook and other media.

I get angry at my local open line shows where you are unable to mention anything concerning Christianity. I suppose they have their reasons.

More to be added

I get angry with me when I make bad decisions or say something that may be misunderstood or deliberately to hurt those who are close to me.

Before I became a Born Again Christian I would get angry. This anger would be at my wife. I noticed that it usually happened when I was tired or stressed. Anger was toxic and it hurt me and others so I  knew that I had to deal with it. I laid it on the altar and asked God to take it away or to help me to deal with my anger outbursts.  It was not taken away, however; it is under control and when it starts to raise it’s ugly head, I stop to pray about the cause.

Have to run to bring the grand-children to school.

Meaning Psalm1

A number of years ago, I attended a men’s camp and the speaker used psalm 1 as his text. It was the first time that I had heard anybody preach and discuss the meaning of psalm 1. I was captivated by his teachings and so thankful and appreciative to know that I am counted with the blessed.

Psalm 1 from The KJV

1: Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2: But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3: And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

4: The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5: Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6: For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

You can read those verses from other translations. Link

Matthew Henry Commentary

It has helped me, personally, to meditate upon this psalm from a law and a grace perspective.

This is how I read verse two from a grace perspective. But his delight is in Jesus and in Him doth he meditate day and night.

We sing a chorus:

I’m not under law but under grace,

It is grace that rescued me.

It is grace that sets me free,

I was lost, I have found,

My hiding place

I’m not under law but under grace.

Paul was bound to the law but found grace. He wrote..

Romans 6:15 Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not!

16 Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.

17 Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you.

18 Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living.

Are you among the blessed?

 

What To Wear To Church

I never thought that I would write a post on the subject of what to wear to church. This is not a church fashion post as I cannot tell a person what to wear or not what to wear.

My main aim in going to a church is to worship and to please God in all my being. I look at it from the point of view, that if I knew that God would be physically present in the building, what would I wear to meet him? Spiritually, he is present and we go to church to meet with him. So, I dress in a respectful manner. That’s me.

A few days ago, I spoke to a friend who was visibly upset because a church member commented negatively on the  clothing that he was wearing. He was a greeter at the door and he was dressed in casual clothes which was a fashionable tee shirt and pants. This is the type of clothing that he is comfortable wearing and for him it is like wearing a suit. He is a very sensitive and caring Christian. He was upset to the point where he considered going home. I might add that this person is good at greeting people.

I personally believe that if a person is in the right relationship with God, he or she will  be encouraged, by their relationship, in what they should wear.

I’m  a male and I do have a problem with females who wear revealing clothes, leaving nothing to be desired. Men are men and it doesn’t matter whether we are teenagers or elderly, the mind and the eyes work together with desires that have to be controlled.

So, the question is, what to wear to church?

Ask God! Don’t dress to please yourself or people, dress to please God.

Please feel free to comment.

How To Please God

I have been a Born Again Christian for over forty five years and one of the main questions that I hear is how to please God? The following verse from Hebrews is a good starting point.

note: I will be quoting from The King James (KJV) version and the New Living Translation (NLT)

Hebrews 1:6 

KJV: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

NLT: And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

From my understanding,  we start with accepting the fact that God exists. It starts with the beginning of the bible.

In Genesis1 1:1 we read,

kjv: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. KJV

NLT: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth

You would be wise to read the complete creation story down to and including chapter 2.

You can click on the text hilited in blue to read the scripture verses.

  Genesis 1 

 Genesis 2: 

 Genesis 2:4

KJV: These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.

NLT: This is the account of the creation of the heavens and the earth.

We would not be asking the question, how to please God, if God had not created the heavens and the earth and all things that exists and have existed. We would not exist!

The starting point in pleasing God is to acknowledge God and to believe in God.

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