Mat 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
I have this great program on my computer called e-sword, it's a free downloadable bible. But it also has Strong's dictionary, which I used on this verse. Here is what it said about the word angry:
From G3709; to provoke or enrage, that is, (passively) become exasperated: - be angry (wroth).
This verse just blindsided me! Especially since just a minute ago, Caleb was being incredibly loud with a game (while Joshua's sleeping), and then dropped the whole game trying to put it away (loud crashing!). Let's just say I was exasperated...
Normally, I thought of this verse as being angry with another adult. But just this afternoon, I realized that maybe I should apply it to my family, mostly my children. Wow, what a revelation! I certainly don't want to be in danger of going to hell! I have had to ask God for forgiveness, and I think I need to go apologize to my kids... I will make a better effort to remain calm, and not become exasperated or get angry! How about you?
PS: The picture of Joshua has nothing to do with this post, it's just cute. (I couldn't find one of him crying!)
PPS: I thought it was Tuesday, so this is a little late, and you get two posts in one day!