Original Posting At http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2020/02/a-time-to-be-angry.html
“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. ‘In your anger do not sin’: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” (Ephesians 4:25-27 NIV)
Kind of a shocking title isn’t it? — “A Time to Be Angry!” We so often think of Christians as being meek and mild, turning the other cheek and in general, not being very aggressive. Don’t forget that Jesus became upset with the Pharisees and among other things called them… “snakes! You brood of vipers.” (Matthew 33:23) The apostle Paul did not mince words when he told the Corinthians, “Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a ‘fool’ so that he may become wise.” (1 Corinthians 3:18)
When it came time to do their best for God, it was not a time to hold back. In both instances they were talking to people who should have known better. Don’t be afraid to hold your brothers and sisters accountable. Depending on the situation, sometimes a little “shock value” is required, and if it is for their salvation and the glory of God… it’s not a bad thing.
— rj van rootselaar, a subscriber in Alberta, Canada