2 Ways To Know If You are Justified in Your Anger

2 Ways To Know If You are Justified in Your Anger March 5, 2024

 Justifying our Anger

To understand the meaning of Righteous Indignation, you have to consider that righteous indignation refers to Justified Anger or outrage in response to a perceived injustice or immorality. This term has nothing to do with religion as we have been taught, and typically involves a strong sense of moral righteousness.  

It can manifest as an anger or passionate expression of disapproval towards wrongdoing. In some Religions and Cultures this emotion is often seen as a positive force for advocating change and addressing societal issues.

What does the Bible say about righteous indignation? 

In Ephesians Chapter 4 verse 26. Righteous anger is acceptable when it is directed against sin, injustice, and evil deeds. Proverbs Chapter 6, verses 16- 19 tells us it should be motivated by love and a desire for justice. It should not be because you were personally offended and require retaliation.

How To Handle Righteous Indignation

 Matthew Chapter 5 verse 39, reminds us to think on the teachings of Jesus and turn the other cheek while forgiving others.

The Bible also tells us that whenever we feel we need righteous indignation to solve an issue we should seek guidance from Scripture and prayer to discern whether our anger aligns with God’s Will. James Chapter 1 verses 19-20

How to have a positive outcome using righteous indignation 

One way is to channel your indignation into positive action, by addressing the issue and correcting the wrongs compassionately and righteously, but most importantly, we need to trust in God’s justice and remember that vengeance always belongs to him.

Dear God,

Help us to be more compassionate and full of grace when we are dealing with issues that we feel are immoral and unjust. Give us guidance on how to properly address the issue and correct it with love and compassion. Continue to show us how to live by Your Son’s example and turn the other cheek, and be slow to anger so that we can live fully in Your Love and Light. – Amen 

The recipe I have chosen is full of righteous treats. Pistachios and Cherries. It is called Chocolate-Dipped Spumoni Cookies. They are great for a church gathering or for the family. Enjoy! 

Chocolate-Dipped Spumoni Cookies Recipe


  •  1 cup of butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 finely chopped pistachios, divided
  • 1 1/3 cup finely chopped, dried, cherries, divided
  • 1 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon shortening

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  4. In another bowl: whisk flourcocoabaking soda, and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  5. Stir in 1 cup each of Pistachios and cherries.
  6. Drop by Tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto the ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes or until set.
  8. Cool on pans for 2 minutes.
  9. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  10. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth.
  11. Dip each cookie halfway into the chocolate, allowing the excess to drip off.
  12. Sprinkle with remaining pistachios and cherries.
  13. Place on waxed paper.
  14. Let the dipped cookies stand until they are set. 


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