Be angry but do not sin. Do not let the sun go down on your anger. Ephesians 4:26
When the sun goes down, all that remains is darkness.
Every time there is anger, sin lurks in the corner, looking for the opportunity to take over.
Every work of sin is born in darkness, where light cannot expose it.
When the darkness meets anger, evil and every form of wickedness begins to take root and grow.
To never let the sun go down on our anger is to keep watch over our anger so that it is not overshadowed by darkness, where sin will thrive.
Let the light of God’s truth always shine on our anger.
But anyone who hates another brother or sister is still living and walking in darkness. Such a person does not know the way to go, having been blinded by the darkness. 1 John 2:11
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12
If we claim that we have fellowship with him but keep living in darkness, we are lying and not practising the truth. 1 John 1:6
Inspired by Cain’s Scars: Chapter 2 of the book, The Men on the Other Side.