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Living as Christians Without Wrath

Updated on December 28, 2012

You Can Live Without Wrath

You do not have to live full of anger, strife and vengeance. That does not have to be your life.

You can be free of the bondage of payback and revenge. Don't let such bitterness dwell within you and become part of you.

That is not what God wants for you. That is not what God calls you to do with your life. God wants you to be free of such ill feelings. That is not why God saves people. He forgives us and sets us free, even free from wrath.

Wrath Bellongs to God, Not Man

For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God . - James 1:20 (KJV)

It is mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them . - Deuteronomy 32:35 (NIV)

Man's wrath does not equal God's wrath. Man's wrath is based on emotions and thoughts, steeped in how he thinks and feels. That's not the way of God. Man tends to focus on what people do or say to them rather than looking at other people as creations of God. That leads to lust, anger, jealousy, envy, strife, and all sorts of behaviors that do not match up with Christianity at all.

Simple Strategies for Christian Conduct

  • "My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry" - James 1:19 (NIV)

Christians are to be:

  • Swift to hear
  • Slow to speak
  • Slow to anger

For more on Christian conduct, read the following books of the Bible:

  • 1 & 2 Corinthians
  • Ephesians
  • Colossians
  • Philippians

Words from the Word of God on Wrath

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.- James 1:19-20

Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools. - Ecclesiastes 7:9

Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. - Psalm 37:8

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      Rev Bruce Jackson 5 years ago from San Diego

      That can be the consensus after having encountered such Christians. Some do not make a good impression on others, while most sincere Christians may not be recognized by their simple ways. I truly appreciate your comments.

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      SpanStar 5 years ago

      Those that call themselves Christains which I have encountered I feel they think they are good Christains and it's not about anger in their attitude it just that they see themselves and as commanders, the ones who are in charge, sent to tell others what to do and how to live. They use the bible as a weapon rather then an instrument to introduce the words of God. Subtle hints from me simply pass right over them. They read the words humble from the bible but it has no barrings on them what-so-ever.