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A New Wardrobe (Part 4) A Changed Life
Bible Text: Ephesians 4:25-32 | Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: A New Wardrobe. Forgiveness: Freedom from the Past, Ephesians
1. Paul mentions two other issues in dealing with anger:
-anger must be dealt with in a timely fashion, grudges must not be nursed but be dealt with as soon as possible. The longer we put off dealing with out anger and reconciling with another person the harder it becomes.
-when we will not reconcile with another Satan is given room to work in our lives. Unresolved anger becomes for Satan “an opportunity for leading a Christian into further sin.” We must instead leave room for God to work (Romans 12:19)
2. Paul’s next injunction has to do with our speech. Rather than tearing others down with out words, our speech should build others up and be beneficial to them. The idea Paul has in mind is not just “bad” language but language that tears others down, such as gossip and slander. The idea is primarily worthless language not necessarily foul language (though that is dealt with in other places).