Swiftness to Forgive (your quick response to forgive others)

Swiftness to Forgive (your quick response to forgive others)

Scripture; Ephesians 4:26

 KJV: Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

 GNT: If you become angry, do not let your anger lead you into sin, and do not stay angry all day.

 NRSV: Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,


Many Christians view this verse from various angles. What is Paul trying to say here? He is imparting to us a moral guideline. We should take it seriously, but we shouldn’t take it too literally.

The overarching idea is that you should make an effort to let go of your rage as soon as you can. Keep your rage under control. Do not dwell on it. Do not harbour resentment.

A good general rule of thumb is to get rid of it by the time you go to bed, but in some cases, even an hour is too long. In Matthew 5:25, Jesus advises to quickly side with your foe.

In other cases, though, a few days might be needed to fully work through the disagreement.

Paul is not advocating that we should let our rage and anger out if we deal with it before dark. If we let our anger explode, a lot of harm can be done in a matter of minutes or hours.

Paul is not granting you permission to explode or let off steam. Instead, confront the person you are upset with and discuss the situation. Acknowledge your errors. Make an effort to see things from their perspective. Ask for pardon or forgiveness.

When you are angry, do not sin. How? By getting rid of your anger as quickly as you can. Anger is a hot potato game. When anger lands in your hands, toss it away from you as quickly as you can.

I know this is much easier said than done. Sometimes, you just must fight things through with another person. Sometimes, the best way to get rid of your anger is to talk things out.

As we reflect on this topic and scripture for today, I will leave you with these questions to personally answer them and do likewise:

1- How often do you get angry with people?

2- How swift can you forgive your enemies?

3-What was Apostle Paul trying to express?

4-Are you holding bitterness on anyone, how long can you stay in that anger; if more than 24hours, then you are living in Sin.

5- Can you forgive them now and repent?



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Pastor Bob.

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Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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