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Two Phases of Anger # 1

Be blindfolded and miss the coming glory of God

Be blindfolded and miss the coming glory of God

One has to get an in-depth meaning of what Jesus was teaching his listeners in the parable of talents. It is possible to start insinuating on why the master did not give equal talents to the servants. One shouldn’t apportion blame to whoever gives in accordance with his will or what point the owner was trying to prove based on the relational knowledge of the master concerning each of the three servants Matthew 25: 14-30. In verse 15, we see that the master knew their personal abilities and gave “investable fund” to each of them accordingly : “And to one he gave five talents, another two, and to another one; to each according to his ability; and immediately he went on a journey”. By the post distribution action, it is clear God does not peep over the shoulders of His children while expressing their free will. Man was made in the image of God and equipped him with the knowledge of good and bad, all things being equal.

From human angle, it is part of sound management criteria for promotion. Can the candidate work without supervision? Is he always pouting? How well is he able to manage resources? Can he combine efficiency with effectiveness for the best result? We see that the servant with one talent showed the negative side of anger, even though, to be angry is natural. The difference lies in whether the angered person’s reaction is positive or otherwise. The trigger for his anger included laziness, covetousness and many more. In verse 24 the servant gave account of his stewardship thus “I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not sown seed”. Verse 25 goes further, “And I am afraid and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Look there you have what is yours”. He was angry for not giving him as much as the others but then he failed to trade with the little as others did. To further analyse why he did vent his anger, he might have gotten unresolved anger against his boss for favoring the servant given five talents. In the end he lost the reward and commendation the others got as a result of the negative effect of his anger.

Anger

Anger is a strong feeling of displeasure over certain situation caused one or by oneself. It is a situation of being angry. Each situation of anger dictates the type of reaction to it, in the sense that if ones property is damaged or ones character is being assassinated, there is bound to be anger naturally but it has to have a limit so as not to violate God’s requirement of us. There is another form of what triggers off anger. These include jealousy, avariciousness, putting down those that should be praised or appreciated. These forms of anger can be classified as unholy or non-divine. A quiet individual can easily sin because of undisclosed or bottled-up anger.

If the bubble of such anger should burst it would be capable of destroying property or relationship by keeping malice or resorting to depression or developing diseases. Such pent-up anger can trigger suicidal action or committing murder bourne out of revenge. Consequently, ones spiritual glory may fade out, working for progress may not be achievable, marriages can be broken with serious consequences to the family and the community in general. Churches have scattered because of members’ unresolved anger. At this level, all actions resulting from anger fail to comply with fellowshipping in Christ. Moses that the bible described as the most humble and meek on earth sinned because he, in anger, disobeyed the instruction of God. His failure arose from the hardness of heartĀ of the children of Israel in the wilderness while leading them towards the promisedĀ land.

He actually led the Jews to the fringes of Canaan land, saw it but God disallowed him entry into the promised land for erring in anger. Anger, obviously, if not controlled can pitch one against God.