When the sun goes down…

“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.

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