Jonah: Endangered Idols
Topic: Biblical Passage: Jonah 3:10–4:4
We have anger because we are broken sinners and human.
Anger defined by Tim Keller, “The emotional experience whenever something we love is endangered.”
Anger directed at someone when we perceive they are a threat to something we love and they are wrong.
It is not right to be angry with God.
*James 1:19-20, 4:1-3
1. Anger always begins with desire.
2. Desire mutates or morphs into a demand.
Luther: A false god (idol) is something we believe we must have in order to be happy, satisfied, or complete.
What am I preoccupied with? What is the first thing on my mind when I go to bed or wake up?
“If only I had __________, I would stop being angry.”
When a certain desire is not met, do I feel frustration, anxiety, resentment, bitterness, anger, or depression?
3. Begin to judge or condemn what is endangering idol.
4.Begin to punish the thing that is endangering idol.
Analysis your anger.
*1 John 1:9 Own your specific sin.
*2 Corinthians 7:9-10
*Ephesians 3:14-19 Preach, experience the love of Jesus.
Pray that God would use your anger to reveal your pride and your self pity.
God is at work, not for harm but for good.