Monday, 23 June 2008

The Righteous Anger

A helpful blog post I read on anger issues.

I think it was a great article on two accounts.
Firstly for distinguishing and defining the righteous anger and unrighteous anger.
There are two types of anger: God-centered and self-centered. God-centered anger is when you get angry because God has been dishonored and his ways have been maligned. Self-centered anger is when you’re angry because you have been dishonored or your ways have been maligned.

Secondly for further explanation of God-centered anger by showing how it manifests with grief.
God’s anger is a grieving anger. It grieves because it sees the devastation sin has on human life. ... The world so often senses our anger — but do they ever sense our grief? They think we’re angry simply because we’re not getting our way, but I’m afraid they don’t feel our sorrow over sin’s negative, de-humanizing effects. Our anger is not communicated in a “You were made for so much more than this” type manner. They hear our anger without grief and conclude, “They’re not angry because they want what’s best for us; they’re angry because they only want what’s best for them and they’re not getting it.” No wonder they tune us out.

Read the whole thing.

(HT: Chris Brauns)

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