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Cain was angry when God did not respect his faithless offering (Gen. 4:5; Heb. 11:4). His anger manifested itself visibly in his sullen deportment (Gen. 4:6) and he took his anger out on his brother, Abel, by taking his life (Gen. 4:8). He was condemned by God to be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth (Gen. 4:9-12).
Esau was angry at Jacob for obtaining his birthright and blessing (Gen. 27:41-46). His anger was such that he hated Jacob and sought to kill him (Gen. 27:41). Jacob had to flee for his life (Gen. 27:43). Ultimately, these brothers were reconciled (Gen. 33).
Jacob was angry at his wife Rachael because she blamed him for not being able to have children (Gen. 30:1,2).
Pharaoh was angry at the chief butler and baker because they had somehow offended him. He put them in prison, later releasing one and putting the other to death (Gen. 40).
The sons of Jacob were angry at Shechem for the rape of Dinah, their sister. They took their anger out on the Shechemites by killing Hamor, Shechem and all the males of the city, took captive their wives and made spoil of the land. Their anger is described as fierce and cruel (Gen. 49:7). Jacob rebuked his sons and expressed his fear that the other inhabitants of the land would destroy him and his house in retaliation (Gen. 34). . . . .
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Too bad human babies don’t hatch! Maybe then they would enjoy some legal protection! Recently a panel of judges of Florida upheld a $108,000 fine against a man who poached 1088 turtle eggs from a state park. The public defender argued that an egg isn’t a turtle until it hatches; but the prosecutor affirmed that 80-90% of marine turtle eggs are fertile, and therefore each egg must be considered a unit of marine life. The judges agree with the prosecutor! . . .
Your datebook is your creed. What you believe in, you have time for.
MR. MEANT - TO
Mr. Meant-To has a comrade, And his name is Didn’t Do; Have you ever chanced to meet them? Did they ever call on you?
These two fellows live together In the house of Never-Win, And I’m told that it is haunted By the ghost of Might-Have-Been.
Bible Question of the Week
(All questions come from the Scripture readings.)
With whom is God angry every day?
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION AND ANSWER
What will the unrighteous not inherit?
I Corinthians 6:9,10 - Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
WEEKLY BIBLE READING SCHEDULE (Theme: Anger) Monday, September 2 - Psalm 7:11; II Kings 17:18; Jer. 17:4; Mark 3:4,5; Tuesday, September 3 - Psalm 103:8,9; 145:8; Joel 2:12,13; Nahum 1:2,3; Wednesday, September 4 - Jer. 51:45; Prov. 14:17; 15:18; 29:22 Thursday, September 5 - Prov. 14:29; Eccl. 7:9; James 1:19-21; Col. 3:8 Friday, September 6 - Psalm 37:8; Eccl. 7:9; Eph. 4:26,31; Tit. 1:7; James 1:19
Weekly Memory Verses
Ephesians 4:26 - Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: