Anger: what it cost you

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[en]Read: Genesis 4:6-7

No one has right to forbid you from being angry. Even, the Bible doesn’t say that anger is a from of sin. But, please take a look at Genesis 4:6-7, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? … sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you …”. Maybe anger is not a sin, but anger always lead us to commit sin. So, please beware when you are angry, because the end of anger is sin.

Cain’s anger made him kill his brother. Moses’ anger made him lost his privilege to enter the Promised Land. Saul’s anger made him lost his throne. The Bible list a lot of people that lost their great blessing because of their anger.

Will you follow the path of these people? Or will you take care your heart for being angry?

“Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city” (Proverbs 16:32) [/en]

[id]Baca: Kejadian 4:6-7

Tidak ada seorang pun memiliki hak untuk melarang Anda marah. Bahkan Alkitab pun tidak menyatakan bahwa kemarahan adalah sebuah dosa. Tetapi mari kita perhatikan dalam Kejadian 4:6-7, “Mengapa hatimu panas dan mukamu muram? … dosa sudah mengintip di depan pintu; ia sangat menggoda engkau …”. Mungkin saja kemarahan bukanlah sebuah dosa, tetapi kemarahan semalau berujung kepada dosa.

Kemarahan Kain membuatnya membunuh habel, saudaranya. Kemarahan Musa membuatnya kehilangan hak istimewa memasuki Tanah Perjanjian. Ketidaksabaran Saul membuatnya kehilangan tahtanya. Alkitab menunjukkan daftar orang yang kehilangan berkat istimewa hanya karena ketidaksabaran dan kemarahannya.

Apakah Anda akan mengikuti jejak orang-orang ini? Ataukah Anda akan menjaga hati Anda sedemikian rupa supaya tidak mengulangi kesalahan orang-orang ini?

“Orang yang sabar melebihi seorang pahlawan, orang yang menguasai dirinya, melebihi orang yang merebut kota” (Amsal 16:32) [/id]

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