Sinful and Righteous Anger
A Sermon on Ephesians 4:20-27
But that is not the way you learned Christ!—assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. (ESV)
Anger of itself is not sinful; a right kind of anger; moral indignation; sin is disappearing; bad temper and irritability condemned by Scripture; a wrong kind of temper; lack of control gives the devil his greatest opportunity; renewed in the image of God; forgiveness the mark of the Christian.