Nehemiah 5:6 I Was Very Angry

Nehemiah 5:6 (KJV)
And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.

Nehemiah was not above becoming angry. The Bible goes so far as to say “very angry.”

News of the disaffection some had for their own brethren in this needful time, and of their taking advantage of their need through usury, riled Nehemiah to great, but not excessive anger.

He was not wrong to be angry. He did not sin by being angry but I can see he did not lose control because he was angry. Before he acted the Bible says he consulted with himself. He took the time to manage his emotions and prepare a plan of action that was appropriate and not reaction.

Nehemiah responded to that which made him angry and the people responded positively to his response.

May this be true of God’s people still today.


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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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