Sunday, April 1, 2012

A is For Angry Attitude!

Welcome to the brand new MILLERVENTS blog!  Not to worry.  If you stand back a little bit, or maybe a lot sometimes, you won't get burned.  Although if you feel the same way I do about a few things, you may get steamed, or for that matter, if you feel the exact opposite way about my vented rant, you may get even more steamed by my outrageous claims!  Oh well.  I have to let it out anyway, and the comment section can be your pressure release valve.


So today is Palm Sunday.  The day we Christians remember what they call the "Triumphal Entry" of Jesus Christ, as He arrived in Jerusalem the week He would be crucified.  Ironically, considering what they did to Him just a few days later, the people lined the streets and cheered for this miracle working deliverer.  Unphased by their accolades, Jesus had more important things on His mind.  He had come to bring salvation to a people who did not think they needed saving, and after the parade He stood weeping as He overlooked the city busy ignoring God.

Jesus 'vented' by crying over the great loss to come.  Not His own agony on the cross, but the calamity facing each unrepentant soul in view.

Perhaps with this disaster in mind, and recognizing where the blame for this state of such a poorly taught people belonged, Jesus next 'vented' by angrily 'driving out' those who had turned His house into a 'den of robbers', instead of fulfilling their duties as teachers of Israel.

Luke 19:
41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42 and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. 43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 44 They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”

Jesus at the Temple 

45 When Jesus entered the temple courts, he began to drive out those who were selling. 46“It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be a house of prayer’[c]; but you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’[d]”

Yes, we are free to vent, for a good cause.  Sometimes through tears, and sometimes in anger.  Although Paul tells us in Ephesians 4, "In your anger do not sin".

As you visit MILLERVENTS, please help to make sure I do not cross any such lines.  May I simply point out whatever 'unacceptables' I come across, but without sinning against my God.








8 comments:

  1. ... and if I told you that I speak to the Universe, what say you then?

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  2. Hmmm.
    First I would say Thanks for being the first to comment at MILLERVENTS, and for being my very first follower!

    Then I would suggest you talk instead to the personal Creator OF the universe. He loves you!

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  3. Let's just see where this goes over the next 25 posts! I'll be checking in regularly. ♥

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  4. I admire your faith and I wish you well over the rest of the challenge.
    Happy Easter.
    Yvonne.

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