Gary Demarest in his book, The Mystery of Christ in Us says, “So it is with people–we are holy not because we are better than others but because we have been set apart to be God’s people and servants.”
“The cornerstone of our faith is Jesus. This cornerstone is unique and is the foundation of true faith. This stone has been created by the tools of justice and righteousness and thus made perfect. So, we know that God acts and reacts justly and operates within righteousness when it comes to our wounds. Justice is, and always has been, God’s measuring line, the mark for which He is aiming. So, if justice is God’s mark and we have God’s Spirit indwelling us, it is natural for us to react with anger to unfairness, wrongdoing, and inequality. Again, this anger is sanctioned by God and has been established as His measuring line automatically dictating our responses.” Richard Case
Reflect on your anger
- What are you angry about?
- At whom are you angry?
- What did they do to you?
- What did they deny you?
- At what injustices in the world are you infuriated?
Bear with one another
2 Peter 3:9
Graciously forgive each other
Aphiemi – no longer holding people’s wrongs against them
Charizomai – give people better than what they deserve
Let the peace of Christ control you or rule in your hearts.
- Whom in my life do I need to forgive?
- Whose forgiveness do you need to seek? Who have you wronged that you must go to, admit the truth and ask forgiveness?