“Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold” – Ephesians 4:26-27
I would like to highlight the most important word in this verse…
I’d read this verse many times. I believe I even started an argument one time with my wife about how we shouldn’t go to bed angry…that we needed to resolve the issues immediately. Talk about giving the devil a foothold!
It was a good friend of mine – Michael Driggers that pointed out the purpose of this verse to me. God is saying to me….to not let the sun go down while I am still angry. It is my heart. It is my thoughts. It is me being challenged.
We have all heard the phrase – let’s sleep on it or maybe we’ll see it differently in the morning light. It is a sound way to approach things. Maybe the perspective will change with a little time and rest. Or maybe – allowing yourself to stop, pray and release the situation to God is the best approach. Pray humbly. Pray with best intentions. Do not allow the devil to have a foothold in your heart.
And do not start an argument with your spouse before bed over not going to bed angry at each other!
Be Strong. Act Like Men.