Episode 62! One question will be on the table today: Why you mad? That’s what God asked Cain and Jonah, and thats what God is asking us even today. We understand our emotions because they are instictively connected to who we are, but they lack reason. Matter of fact, our emotions open the door to sin which is actively waiting for an oppurtunity to compromise us, dominate us and cause us to betray the person we call ourselves protecting–overselves. It gets deep and we definitely go there this episode. Listen and share. Don’t horde this truth for yourself, theres enough to go around lol.
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Why You Mad?
and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.” Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him.
But these people blaspheme all that they do not understand, and they are destroyed by all that they, like unreasoning animals, understand instinctively. Woe to them! For they walked in the way of Cain and abandoned themselves for the sake of gain to Balaam’s error and perished in Korah’s rebellion.
1 Corinthians 7:37
But whoever is firmly established in his heart, being under no necessity but having his desire under control, and has determined this in his heart, to keep her as his betrothed, he will do well.
1 Corinthians 9:27
But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.
Establish my footsteps in Your word, And do not let any iniquity have dominion over me.
14 If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, and let not injustice dwell in your tents.
4 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry. 2 And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster.3 Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.” 4 And the Lord said, “Do you do well to be angry?”