Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Word for Wednesday #7

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!

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