“Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry”

Ephesians 4:26 (NIV)

If you have ever sliced an apple and let it sit for a while, you know what the open air and bacteria does to it. The longer you leave it out, the nastier it gets; softer and browner.

In a sense, that is what God is telling us in this verse about our heart. When we stew and dwell on someone we are angry with, it doesn’t just go away, it grows more and more “bacteria”. The bitterness that grows will effect our whole being.

That’s why God wants us to deal with it as soon as possible, and if we forget, at least remember not to go to bed until you do.


Heavenly Father, I know You forgave me a lot, with blessings in store. So give me the strength to forgive, as quick as possible, those who anger me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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