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Monday, February 26, 2007

Three things in life that can destroy a person -

Anger

Pride

Unforgiveness


Anger - Anger is a normal emotion experienced by all people at various times in life. Some believe anger is always a destructive emotion, while others believe it can be used in a constructive way.

Anger is very destructive if you allow yourself to blow up and vent your anger upon another person. Some people call this "letting off steam", when in reality, it is the sinful use of anger and wrath to destroy or manipulate another person. The use of anger in this manner is clearly a violation of God's commands, which ultimately hinders effective communication and relationship with others.

The only way anger can be expressed constructively is it must be restrained and controlled. Is this possible? Solomon declares, "It is prudent for a man to restrain his anger (Prov. 19:11, Berkeley Version). "He who is slow to anger is of great understanding, but whoever is hasty of spirit exalts folly" (Prov. 14:29, Berkeley Version).Scripture makes it clear that anger can and must be restrained and controlled.

Pride – Pride kills relationships, including your relationship with God.

Pride has quiet the history. Pride it seems was the very first sin. Pride not only appears as the first sin, but it is the core of all sin. From God’s perspective, pride seems to be the most serious of since. I am convinced that God hates this more.

When his word revels those things that the Lord hates, it’s the proud man’s haughty eyes that head up the list. Proverbs 6:16-17

Pride takes many forms, but only has one end… self glorification. That’s the motive and ultimate purpose of pride… to rob God of his glory and pursue self glorification. The proud person seeks to glorify himself and not God.

No wonder God opposes pride. No wonder he hates pride.

Unforgiveness – You may think that is it impossible to forgive someone who has done you wrong. You must forgive others not matter what they have done. This is a commandment from God.

Forgiveness is NOT optional. If we desire God’s blessings and fellowship, we must forgive others has He has forgiven us. John 3:16 says” For God so loved the world that he gave his only son”

Forgiveness is not a feeling. It is a decision to quit holding something against someone. When we forgive, we must release them and forget. This issue is addressed in Matthew 6:12, “And forgive our debts as we forgive our debtors”.

Forgiveness is a gift.
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Blogger Turnbaby said ... (2/26/2007 9:41 AM) : 

LOVE THE NEW DIGS

That Bondbaby is sure talented isn't he

What a very knowing post Sugarbaby--excellent words.

Love you

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Blogger Meribah said ... (2/26/2007 4:29 PM) : 

I like what you've done with the place! Very nice.
As for your post, I found it very thought-provoking. We should definitely avoid letting anger, pride and unforgiveness get in the way of our relationships with others, especially with God. Hugs!

 

Blogger julie said ... (2/28/2007 7:34 AM) : 

I'm so glad I came here Dixie!

Something I learned about forgiveness a few months ago.....You never truly "forget" but you continue on without allowing the situation to affect you.

 

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