He’s not calling us to be mothers, but he is calling us to self-control. He continues to affirm our authority in the home, but he warns not to abuse that authority.
I walked in about two minutes later. What I saw stunned me. The first group looked terrified. Some were in tears because they had never seen my dad “so angry.”
Do we truly believe that God is just? Do we honestly believe that we mean much to God and that God will deal justly with our enemies? If so, then we live out what we believe: turn from vengeance and turn toward love and neighborliness.
We must be careful that we are not as Cain, who when anger was warned that sin was crouching down waiting to devour him. Rather than rule over his anger, he allowed his anger to rule over him.