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February 2, 2018, 8:48 AM

Morning Coffee

Feb 2, 2018

Matthew 5:21-22 (KJV)
21  Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
22  But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

The standard has been set, “thou shall not kill (murder)”. “But I Say”, does not add or take away, it goes to the root cause. Because we have anger in our heart which grows to bitterness which often leads to something we regret. It defeats us spiritually. A soul full of bitterness is an unforgiving one. We approach bitterness like a lawnmower when we need a hoe. Trimming the green stems so they look good, but leaving the root so it can continue to grow. Anger left alone will fester like an unprotected wound. We must face it and ask God to remove that bad attitude from our life.

Anger and bitterness in the church will bring a growing church to a complete stop and a declining church to ruin. The church thrives when members are seeking holiness which only God can give.  Real revival begins when the whole church, even its most “solid”, are broken and led to real repentance at the alter of God.

“Without cause” there are things in which it is good to be angry, righteous indignation. Jesus showed us this when He cleansed the temple. We must be careful that our righteous indignation does not become a religious trophy that will lead to pride. Our reward will be great in heaven not on this earth.

Today I pray that God will bless your socks off! That the peace that passes understanding will dominate your soul; that joy will be all over you so others will see the greatness of God in you. We are blessed.


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