Our topic for this week's devotionals, "Resistance to Anger and Hate in Conflict," draws to a close. We pray that you've been encouraged by these scriptures and daily devotionals. Special thanks to our Devotional Team for penning such wonderful encouragement!
SCRIPTURE: “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil.” Ephesians 4:26-27
SCRIPTURE: “But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.” 1 John 2:11 11
Hate wed with anger needs to be resisted. Righteousness wed with anger can be spiritually sound. Christian, do not marry anger with hate, but bring blessing as a 'peacemaker' wherever and whenever the opportunity for reconciliation exists. Always endeavor to be a discerning judge, accepting your own practical imperfection, while knowing that spiritual darkness is as real as the adversary behind it. True righteousness will always fight passionately and comprehensively the darkness that opposes it... true righteousness will "struggle...against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this darkness, against evil, spiritual forces in the heavens. For this reason take up the full armor of God so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. Stand therefore..." Ephesians 6:12-14 [CSB]

Expect conflict but be gracious. Expect anger but remember Him. With freedom comes diversity necessarily, but diversity isn't the ends as much as it is the stuff through which unity comes, by way of love and righteousness lived out, with Bible open and Spirit-led waiting. [Glory to God!] Jesus entered diverse crowds and circumstances, and revealed how without compromise, holiness and love fits well, and outfits the world.
He upset the 'merchants' in the temple, and He offered salvation to the woman caught in adultery. He blessed both the Roman centurion and the Jewish tax collector. He embraced the children, and fed the many, knowing many would not follow Him. He cast out demons. He brought life to the deceased. Great is His faithfulness!

Darkness, whether seen as sophisticated, subtle, and pleasing, or raw, brutish, and punitive, must be met by the light, whereof hateful anger has no part. Let your passion be blameless, as He has set you free. Walk in the light as He is in the light. And the big idea: "Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." Colossians 3:17 [CSB]

Prayer: Heavenly Father, feelings can come so fast sometimes. Help me to be continually and increasingly submitted to Your word and Your Spirit that the 'transformation' of my desiring will show, no matter what. May I awaken, everyday that You grant, with a mind that is made up, and a will that is prayed up- to Your glory, I ask this. Amen.
By Bro. McNeal Brockington


Deborah Whye - March 22nd, 2024 at 5:46am

Amen my brother!

Debora Brockington - March 22nd, 2024 at 6:19am

Amen 🙏🏾 Yes. Lord, help me to walk in the light. You are the light of the world. "Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts (anxieties); See if there is any wick way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."

Psalm 139:23-24

Debora B - March 22nd, 2024 at 6:21am

See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Cheryl Torain - March 22nd, 2024 at 12:06pm

Thank You Lord for all that You provide to help me to walk in Your light!!!

Patsy Myers - March 23rd, 2024 at 9:29am


Wendy - March 23rd, 2024 at 11:40am

Amen 🙏 Amen!






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