31 Let [airo] all [pas] bitterness, [pikria] and [kai] wrath, [thumos] and [kai] anger, [orge] and [kai] clamour, [krauge] and [kai] evil speaking, [blasphemia]
be put away [airo] from [apo] you, [humon] with [sun] all [pas] malice: [kakia] KJV-Interlinear
31 Let all
bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you,
along with all malice. NASB
Bitterness is something that is a disappointment, sharp, pungent, repulsive, disagreeable.
Wrath, refers to the heavy breathing in a reaction, an overt reaction, to something or someone.
Anger, is more of a mental attitude, an indignation, a desire for vengeance, revenge, or getting even.
Clamor, is the outcry of grief in suffering or in loss. Vocal, woe is me, types of reaction.
Evil speaking, covers all manner of verbal sins, from gossip, to maligning, to opinions, to mockery and can be anti-God or anti-ideas, or anti-people.
All malice, covers just about every other kind of sin or carnal attitude that a person can have or commit. This would also cover human good and/or self-righteous attitudes as substitutes for the spiritual life.
In other words, all mental, verbal and overt activities that constitute the pattern of life that you have subscribed to day in and day out, that are consistent with the carnal life and separate and apart from the spiritual life.
These continual activities of mind, mouth and body, all serve to suppress the Holy Spirit in your life, and thus they suppress the spiritual life. So, when you do not comply with Gods spiritual process, then you are the one who causes your life to be dysfunctional.
And this in effect causes the concept of grief, or grieving, or better stated, disappointment in God concerning you. And of course we know that God cannot be disappointed, but this conveys the idea regarding your failure in a life where God has given you numerous phenomenal opportunities and you simply ignored them.
So, in order to have the perfect and complete and phenomenal life that God intends for you, then you need to change. You need to put off the old habits and put on the new and better habits, namely regular confession, daily study, open mindedness, a desire to learn, an appreciation of Gods wisdom over your own and continue that pattern of life and more, every day for the rest of your life.
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