John 2:15, "And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove
them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured
out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables."

JOHN 2:12-14

Jesus brought the message of "love your enemies" to the world and
demonstrated it in such a way that some people have forgotten
instances like this when Jesus showed anger. Anger can also be a godly

Ephesians 4:26, tells us to "be angry and sin not". This means there
is a righteous type of anger which is not sin. This is why we are told
to hate evil (Ps. 45:7; 119:104, 163; Pro. 8:13; Rom. 12:9).

Ephesians 4:26, goes on to say, "Let not the sun go down upon your
wrath". That doesn't mean that it's alright to be angry during
daylight as long as we repent by nightfall. Rather, it is speaking of
this righteous type of anger. We are never to let it rest. Don't ever
put it to bed, but keep yourself stirred up against the things of the

The key to distinguishing between a righteous anger and a carnal anger
is to discern our motives and the object of our anger. Godly anger is
directed at the devil with no consideration of self. If we are angry
with people, it's carnal (Eph. 6:12). And if our motivation is
self-serving, then it's wrong.

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