James 1:19-21

Experiencing Wholeness in Jesus in a Broken World

James 1:19-21

Main Point: The Path to wholeness in Christ isn’t found through impatience and anger.

Is All Anger Wrong?

God is loving and just in his anger.

(Exodus 34:6-7; Numbers 14:18; Nehemiah 9:17; Psalm 86:15, 103:8, 145:8; Joel 2:13; Jonah 4:2; Nahum 1:3; 2 Peter 3:9)

The various trials of our circumstances and relationships reveal the unrighteous anger in us.

Three simple decisions to make regarding our anger: be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger (v19).

Anger is a powerful response, but its a poor motivation (v20).

If your immediate reaction is anger when your will and desires are refused, then your not experiencing the wholeness of life that comes with knowing Jesus Christ.

(See Also: Psalm 4; 86:15; 103:8; 145:8; Proverbs 14:29;15:18;16:32; 19:11; 22:24; 29:22; 30:32-33; Ephesians 4:25-27)

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