When Anger Becomes A Forbidden Fruit!

"Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgement: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgement: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire." ~ Matthew 5:21-22
Anger is a natural human passion and all of us at some point or another in our lives have expressed this emotion, whether towards our self or towards someone else. The bible tells us that anger is permissible, yes, and there are many instances where it is lawful and laudable, especially when it awakens the offender/s to repentance and so prevent his/her doing the act again.

But when really does anger become a forbidden fruit? What is the limit or the extent that one can go without bringing himself/herself into the dangerous zone as far as leading one to be brought before the judge, the council or even hell fire? That sounds scary, isn't it? Well here is the answer. RASH ANGER is described as HEART-MURDER or TONGUE-MURDER

  1. when it is done so without any just provocation given, 
  2. when one is angry upon groundless surmises,
  3. when it is to do hurt and commit tongue-murder,
  4. when it stems from trivial offences not even worth speaking of, 
  5. when it is without any good aimed at,
  6. when it leads to outrage and mischief to seek the hurt of those whom you are displeased with, then it becomes a violation of the perfect will of God and is then considered "a forbidden fruit."
The next time then that someone does something to make you angry, or you turn the anger inward towards you, ask yourself these simple questions, "Is it really worth it for me to run into danger of loosing my own life (my salvation)? What would Jesus have done in that particular situation? Psalm 30:5 reminds us that God Himself gets angry at us but "his anger endureth but for a moment." Psalm 103:8 tells us He is "slow to anger and plenteous in mercy." Then in Micah 7:18 the word says to us He "retaineth not his anger forever." I am talking about what would Jesus do because even He knows that there is a limit! We in turn must follow His example and just as the bible tells us, "let all anger be put away;" (Ephesians 4:31) "be slow to anger, slow to wrath." (James 1:19)

It is a tough call but if you still cannot answer these questions asked, then it is probably not worth it after all, simply forgive others their trespasses that you yourself might be forgiven of our heavenly Father. 

Kingdom blessings! Have yourself a wonderful day.


  1. Lord teach us thy ways so that we may walk in them.

  2. Lord we thank you for your grace & for your mercy. You said in your word a soft answer will turn away wrath, so may your sweet Holy Spirit take full control & pre-eminence in our lives that we can do what is right and pleasing to you in Jesus name, amen!


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