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In Esther 5, we see Haman struggle with anger when Mordecai will not bow down to him. As a result, we see that anger isn't the issue but a deep idolatry of being approved of and accepted. Hear and listen why Jesus is better than idolatry.
God is unreasonable! God gets angry over nothing! God is upset when people assert their independence and violate His petty rules! If you believe this you are not alone. Many look askance at the wrath of God against sin. Even some believers relegate God’s wrath to the Old Testament, feeling that the New Testament God is nicer. Is this true? Is God’s wrath a bad thing or a good thing?
Anger is at the root of so much of the world’s tragedy today, in that part of the world anyway. It’s our global concern now. But it is also a gospel concern. So I want to invite you to take a look at anger in the Book of Genesis in order to understand what Jesus is saying about anger in the Gospel of Matthew.
The various reactions to Jesus, the baby in the manager, was not what we would have expected. These unexpected reactions should give us pause to consider our reactions to Him. They can help us reexamine our relationship and our interactions with Him.
When Jesus spoke about being forgiving, Peter asked how many times should someone forgive a person who wrongs them? He thought seven times was good. Jesus countered with 77 times! Of course, Jesus was not saying we should keep a running total of how often we forgive someone we believe wrongs us; he was saying that to be like God is to be forgiving.