“But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: 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 5:22)
Anger is feeling or showing strong annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. We get angry when we are hurt or when things do not go the way we expect.
Anger is a good virtue that can be used for good or evil. In fact, the Holy Scriptures say to be angry and not sin: do not let the sun go down on your wrath (Ephesians 4:26–27).
As a child of God, develop self-control from God’s Word so that you can control your anger (Galatians 5:23).
Some of the good uses of anger are:
a. getting angry at the devil so that you can pray and destroy his work; also,
b. you can get angry at sin and eliminate it from your life (John 2:14–16).
Beloved, when your anger is out of control against your brother, you will call him “Raca” and a “fool.” These words are not good to be used against your brother or sister and using them will incur the wrath of God.
Dear beloved, may God give you the grace to love your brother or sister even if they irritate you. Praise the Lord, overcome your anger.