Saturday, March 9, 2013

That which ye call anger

And ye have murmured because he hath been plain unto you. Ye say that he hath used sharpness; ye say that he hath been angry with you; but behold, his sharpness was the sharpness of the power of the word of God, which was in him; and that which ye call anger was the truth, according to that which is in God, which he could not restrain, manifesting boldly concerning your iniquities. (2 Nephi 1:26)

That which ye call anger......   It was actually the truth.

I think a tool of the devil is to distort the Lord's involvement and communication so it appears to us as something we should reject, or immediately judge out of defense.  I can only imagine how frequently truth, and light filled gestures from the Lord have been misinterpreted as angry and thus fought instead of accepted.  The Lord is not an angry being.  He asks us to be like him.  He teaches "be of good cheer" because that is how he is.

Lord, help us see You and your work for what they are, and not be blinded by limited and distorted perceptions of anger.

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