Ephesians 4:26-32 (NIV)
26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.
29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
- Paul is trying to warn the Ephesians about issues that can harm their relationship to God. What is Paul’s main point in these verses?
- What does he want us to know?
- Does anything surprise you about what he is saying?
- What questions do you have about what he is saying?
- What conclusions do you draw from this passage?
- Do you think our society has a healthy an accurate view of anger?
- Have you always had a healthy and accurate view of anger?
- What forms of bondage can you fall into if you have false beliefs about anger?