Anger. I do not recall a single time in my life that I am glad to have been angry. People talk about righteous anger. I don’t know about you but for me all anger feels ‘righteous’ at the time. In that state of mind, it is simply impossible to judge objectively. Only afterwards, when the anger subsides do I realize what an utter fool I’ve been. Then the anger turns inward in the form of remorse, regret, humiliation and self-hatred. So I find it best to avoid anger and situations where I might become angry. It never ends well for me. Some may see this as a form of weakness but believe me, sometimes it takes every ounce of strength that I have. The thrill of anger is so powerfully seductive at times. [Psalm 37:8]
When women grow increasingly lax in their pursuit of Bible literacy, everyone in their circle of influence is affected. Rather than acting as salt and light, we become bland contributions to the environment we inhabit and shape, indistinguishable from those who have never been changed by the gospel. Home, church, community, and country desperately need the influence of women who know why they believe what they believe, grounded in the Word of God. They desperately need the influence of women who love deeply and actively the God proclaimed in the Bible.