More and more I see that God is love. What he does to the wicked is really an act of love. If you can not learn the way to be happy (sin brings unhappiness) then eternal life would be a punishment. So now when I read in the Bible that God is punishing someone, I see more that it is correction. An act of love to someone that has made a bad decision and is going the wrong way.
Anger can raise your blood pressure and cause you to be more tense in general. I often think of Nabal (Abigail's husband) who had what sounds like a stroke when he found out that Abigail had taken food to David. Once I was taking a blood pressure at work and the patient had what sounded like 120/80 (normal blood pressure) but during the blood pressure he became angry and I heard it skyrocket to over 200 systolic! That was a lesson for me. What could be worth that kind of risk to my health. I found that when I had a particular boss that was difficult , I had more problems with pain. After she retired, what I thought was arthritis disappeared. Maybe that is why we hear the expression inflamed with anger. Thank you for this wonderful article. This is something I have been think about lately as I am trying to change my thoughts to more positive ones.
Thank you. . This article has given me the most comfort of anything I have read about this whole issue. ..We must remember that we are going somewhere. .Just as Abraham. .we are looking for a City who's builder and maker is God..
I was so upset when I heard the news.. I could not find comfort... That is the thing about getting older, you look back and see how much it has all changed for the worst... ..
Like Abraham.. We must look for a city.. Look forward and not back.. I look forward to God and his Kingdom.. .It is just that tribulation thing in Revelations that got me a little concerned.. LOL.. But I guess in a way it is like labor pains.. that come before the birth..