Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on the cause of your anger.
[Eph 4:26 NET]
The only way to make our life continuously beautiful, and to keep it ever sweet with love–is to insist on judging ourselves day by day. Old accounts are hard to settle. Each setting of the sun, should be a signal to us to apply the law of Christ to all our life for the day. The hour of evening prayer, should always be a time for getting right all that may have gone wrong in us during the day. Then every feeling of bitterness against another should be cast out of our heart. Life is too critical for us to venture into any night’s darkness, nourishing anger or envy. “Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry” is a wise counsel.
The anger left in the heart tonight–will be harder to overcome tomorrow, than it is today; for bitter feelings grow more bitter as they are cherished and nursed, and who knows what the end may be? They may grow into crimes–unless quickly put out of the heart. Evening prayer should bring love’s flood into all the life.