"In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry" - Ephesians 4:26
In June 2021, firemen responded to a house fire in Kennford, Devon, England. The man responsible for the fire, John McCorry, was angry about the upcoming sale of his house that he shared with his estranged wife. He decided to burn down his house with a blowtorch, causing £550,000 worth of damage. An investigation revealed that the incident was not accidental but, in fact, a case of arson that included an “outrageous” reason. Three days before the sale, McCorry burnt down his house with a blowtorch to 'stop his estranged wife from getting a share', according to reports.
According to a report, he had prevented his wife from removing her belongings from the house earlier on the same day. The house was uninsured as McCorry had not paid the premiums. McCorry's wife, Hillary said: “He was also very angry that I had left him. I think he set fire to the house out of spite." McCorry admitted to arson in court.
We can only control our anger when we give our hurt and anger to Jesus. Today in prayer, confess any sin of anger to the Lord and receive His peace.
"It is he who is in the wrong who first gets angry." – William Penn
God's Word: "My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires." - James 1:19-20