>> Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. (Proverbs 22:24-25 KJV)
This morning is an interesting verse...make no friendship or association or companionship with a man that is in displeasure, indignate, made like poison or fury, or the heat is on!
Now, many of us would look at this and our hearts would say...oh they need a friend, I can help them, that isnt being like Jesus we should reach out to them, right?!
How many of us have lived with angry people? How many of us have done all we can to be their friend, (well, at least in our own eyes have done all we can). There are just some people we cannot make happy. How does that leave us feeling at the end of the day? There are some that are just angry at someone "because" or jealousy, or unresolved issues
Here is why we arent to make friends, you will always feel inadequate, like you have done something wrong and your soul WILL be come ensnared as you try to learn his ways. The best way to deal in our life's circumstances is being obedient to the scriptures.
Now, does it say to hate them back? Does it say to be mean, ignore them, make fun of them, talk about them, provoke them? NO! It simply says, do not look to them for companionship.
We should basically always be nice and friendly, but do not look to engage into associating with them. This doesnt mean we think we are better then they, it doesnt mean we are prideful. It means we are obeying the wisdom of God's Word, because if we dont obey we will be caught in a snare to our soul.
Anger is a stronghold, unclean spirit, a root issue of something much deeper within the heart of someone. We have all experienced being angry, even for great lengths of time. Where we good company to others? Did we make friends easily? NO! People are not interested in or drawn to the poison of anger unless they are angry also. If thats the case, they share their poison and flame the fires of their own indignation. There isnt anyone BUT God that is going to speak any sense in them...it took them time to explode and it takes them time to fizzle out.
God isnt instructing us to hurt the one angry, He is instructing us on how to protect our own heart and our own productivity for His Kingdom. Angry people can be used as a great distraction from what we could be doing for the Kingdom, we can get caught up or lured into their own sin.
So, many of us reading this could be the ones who are really angry...and now are really annoyed they just read this LOL, easy...its the Word of God...God loves you and if you are reading this desire for you to be set free from the anger that ensnares you. I know you want that for yourself, right!
Maybe, your reading this and you are ensnared with trying to help someone who is angry. In all of your help, have they resolved their anger issues? For most, its a quieting down, until something else comes in its place, to only start all over again. It can be frightening and very draining. I use to be in relationship that was extremely dangerous due to anger. Anger breeds more anger, because you eventually can become very angry at the person who is angry all the time.
Ok, so here is the answer to What do I do now? Ask God to reveal to you the moment you identify yourself starting to heat up, to what is the cause. Often times, the angry one is one who is so comfortable responding in anger they dont even realize it, it has just become a way of life. But rest assure YOU ARE NOT ANGER, you may be angry, but anger is not who you are, its what you do...so with that said...there is freedom in JESUS CHRIST!!!
He came to deliver and redeem us, set us free from the bondage of sin and the wiles of the enemy that desires to sift us like wheat! You can today, be on your way to healing if YOU want it. It starts with confession and its walk out in obedience to be aware of your emotions and feelings, take charge of them, engage in self control and yield to the Holy Spirit.
Healing can start today; In the name of Jesus, tear down that stronghold of anger and give God back the jurisdication over your heart!
Pr 14:17 ¶ [He that is] soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
Pr 29:22 ¶ An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
Its no wonder when we are angry we dont have alot of friends. Friends are a blessing from the Lord, and the benefits of being peaceful far out weigh the being angry!
We should pray and have compassion for those ensnared in sin and be obedient to God's Word. Dont allow our flesh to try to reason with God...just obey and watch HIM do the work...sometimes we just need to get out of God's way, amen!
BE BLESSED, YOU ARE POSITIONED BY GOD AND HIGHLY FAVORED!
With much love for the Brethren!