New Living Translation (NLT)
25 So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body. 26 And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 for anger gives a foothold to the devil.
A Maddening Complication
Everything had been such a snap,
Thought I might just take a nap,
Never thought it could go so easy,
It was quite “easy peasy lemon squeezy”,
But from nowhere came a complication,
That brought with it much aggravation,
A diversion small yet so annoying,
Soon all my peace and joy it was destroying,
How is it that such a little thing
Can so much chaos and trouble bring?
But once it got inside my head,
It stayed there no matter what I said,
So keep in mind before you’re triggered,
Anger brings more misery than you ever figured,
It complicates where ground is given,
And holds on tight when unforgiven.
©2018 by William Pierce
We come before You asking Your help. Please keep us from anger. Do not let it grip our minds and drive us on and on in a relentless cycle of complication. Everything becomes complicated with pride. Help us to forgive, for in forgiveness is Your peace. Thank You, Lord!