In the Bible several different Hebrew and Greek words are used to denote anger. Anger is an intense emotional reaction, sometimes directly expressed in overt behavior and sometimes remaining a largely unexpressed feeling. The word normally used in the Bible to refer to an emotion considered sinful. All of us have gotten angry. Should we vent our anger or should we contain it? How can God’s Word help?
There is nothing inherently wrong with being dependent on others. Healthy cooperation and reciprocal relationships are the foundation of human social life; the Christian community ought to be characterized by the many ways in which we love the brothers and sisters.
Unselfish, loyal, and benevolent intention and commitment toward another.
LOVE. First and last word in Christian theology and ethics. It is therefore important to understand clearly this exceedingly ambiguous term.
Imperfect humans are inclined to compare themselves with others. Then, they tend to draw conclusions about the value or importance based on their value system. Imperfection makes us prone to compare ourselves with others and to draw conclusions about others that tend to be unfair and unjust. Are there times or circumstances when we are to judge others? Or, do we always avoid judging others?
The truths of God’s Word will not benefit us unless we give heed to them. It will not save us that the Lord Jesus has come and spoken to people unless we are disposed to listen. It will not benefit us that the sun shines unless we open our eyes. Books will not help us unless we read them; medicine, unless we take it; nor will the fruits of the earth sustain our lives, however rich and abundant they may be, if we disregard and neglect them. So with the truths of God’s Word. There is truth enough to save the world – but the world ignores and despises it. Many Christians barely study it.
“Paul demonstrates the need for the Holy Spirit’s enablement. The Christian will, this side of heaven, always experience conflict between the Holy Spirit and the flesh. Here flesh is not limited to the physical dimension of man but denotes anything less than and other than God in which man places trust that belongs to God alone.” — Max Anders