Emotional anger vs. righteous anger – quite simply emotional anger is between you and God and righteous anger is between your offender and God. Emotional anger is a fertile field for sin. It is self centered and evil. Emotional anger includes greed and revenge and is dealt with by yielding to the Holy Spirit and giving Him latitude to work within us to overcome our anger. However, we must make a conscious decision to yield to the Holy Spirit when emotional anger begins to take hold. Righteous anger on the other hand, is patient and slow to act. It is anger toward the sinful ACTIONS of man and not toward man himself. Righteous anger should always be turned to grief or forgiveness toward the offender and never to bitterness, thus it becomes emotional.   Righteous anger is recognizing evil as evil but not dealing with it in an evil manner. Anger can be used as a prompt. It can be a catalyst for good or evil. Ephesians 4:26-27 “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath. Neither give place to the devil.” Use your anger as a divine catalyst to show your offender the mercy of the Lord and show the devil the Lord’s grace, glory and righteousness has and will always trump any evil!

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