“But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool.’ will be liable to the hell of fire. So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.”
- Trying to worship God with anger in your heart is impossible. Our hearts cannot be right with God when we are harboring bad feelings toward others. Forgiveness of others opens your line of communication with God, and communication is necessary in every relationship. God wants to purify your heart before He accepts your worship and praise. Let Him change you, from the inside out. Being angry with someone and praising God, do not mix, but a righteous heart, loves even the unlovable.
- If you have anger in your heart toward someone, how do you worship the One who made that person?
Will you choose to forgive, and walk with God, or will you choose to remain in your bitterness?