Sometimes the deceitfulness of the world, the flesh, and the devil entices us to feel good about our anger. So when a child, a teenager, a spouse, or a friend crosses an arbitrary line we feel totally justified in letting them "have it." We cover our sin by saying, "I know I shouldn't be angry, but sometimes you just have to say enough is enough."
This sort of language and rationalization will receive a hearty "Amen" from the Satanic cheering section. We think we have been strong, when in fact we have taken the coward's way out and indulged in capitulation. The same plan worked on Eve and it is just as effective with angry parents. We do what seems right at the moment.
Parents, God calls you to be shepherds, not enforcers. You may feel regret at your anger, but until you repent and embrace the role of a servant/shepherd you will be aiding and abetting the enemy.
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