When James and John saw this, they said to Jesus, “Lord, should we call down fire from heaven to burn them up?” But Jesus turned and rebuked them.
(Luke 9:54-55 NLT)
Is it any wonder that Jesus nicknamed them “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17)? When the Samaritans wouldn’t welcome Jesus, James and John wanted to call down fire from heaven to destroy them, but Jesus rebuked them. In Ephesians 4:26, Paul told the Ephesian Christians (and us), “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry”’ (NIV). Anger is a natural emotion, but we have to be careful not to let it get the best of us.
Don’t let anger get the best of you.