Devil’s opportuity

Devil’s opportuity May 1, 2006

“Do not leg the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity.” It sounds spooky and bizarre: Are we in danger of being haunted by some anger-demon?

Once we remember that “diabolos” means “slanderer,” it’s no longer the stuff of horror movies. It’s a daily occurrence. Every pastor who has counselled a married couple that has buried anger and resentment for decades has seen it. Everything that either the husband or wife does or says, no matter how graciously intended, becomes fuel for accusation. We often see this devil at work when an official leaves a Presidential administration trailing accusations. Unconfessed and unforgiven anger clouds and distorts the senses and the judgment.

This kind comes out only with fasting and prayer.


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