There’s a decorative book on my desk that is titled Before the Sun Goes Down by Elizabeth Metzger Howard. First, know that I have never read the book, so I am not recommending it! It was bought for .99 cents at a library to just sit on my desk. But every time I look at it I am reminded of the Scripture verse that says:

Do not let the sun go down on your anger. Ephesians 4:26b

Confession: I’m not sure where you land, but I have the tendency to be quick to anger and quick to forgive. I’m sure the Bible says to be slow to anger, but I haven’t mastered that yet! Anyway, every time I look at the book it brings the question to my mind: “Who do I need to ask to forgive me before the sun goes down?” Honestly, some days that list is long and other days that list is short. Some days I want to respond and other days I don’t – I just don’t want to humble myself and deal with it.

I love what The Message says:

Don’t go to bed angry. Don’t give the Devil that kind of foothold in your life. Ephesians 4:26b

It’s bigger than just not wanting to forgive or ask someone to forgive me. Unforgiveness from others or towards others gives Satan a foothold into my life.

The sun is about to set and you will be going to bed soon. Are you angry with someone or is someone angry with you? There’s still time to take care of it – TODAY.



  1. Betty on Thursday 19, 2009

    Wish you’d posted a picture of the book.
    Still searching the web for a pix. This one of the spine isn’t enough
    http://www.librarything.com/work/143623

    Can you please post or email me a photo of this book?
    Thanks!


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