Powered by 4 - June 6, 2016

In Anger

Today's reading: Esther 1:10-2:1; Psalm 4:4; Ephesians 4:26-27

Before we move on to finally get our introduction to the actual woman, Esther, we're going to spend one more day in Esther 1 looking at yet another lesson included within this story—a lesson about anger.

In his intoxicated state, King Ahasuerus becomes angry when Vashti refuses to comply with his command to come before him and his male guests. Verse 12 tells us, "At this the king became enraged, and his anger burned within him." So from the sounds of it, Ahasuerus is more than a little miffed. He's consumed with anger! And in this emotionally unstable state (and remember, he was also intoxicated) he launches into action with the result being that Vashti, his beautiful and cherished wife, is banished from his presence forever. Reacting in anger made a bad situation even worse.

What are the dangers of responding to someone or reacting to a situation when we're angry? How do you fulfill the command to "be angry and do not sin"? What are some things that help you respond appropriately when you get angry? Tami

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