Anger, what is it? Why do we feel that emotion? A couple of reasons; 1- we get frustrated if something is not going the way we want, 2 – someone is antagonizing us, and 3 – someone has done something to upset us. Our goal should be to learn how to control our anger so that our anger does not overcome us. What happens when we let our anger get the best of us? We become consumed with how to lash out and get even. We become emotional. We don’t want our anger to turn destructive. It’s a big problem and one we need to learn how to control for our own sake.
Ephesians 4:26-31 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
James 1:19-20 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
Proverbs 29:11 A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
James 1:20 for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
Proverbs 19:11 A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.
Ecclesiastes 7:9 Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.
Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.
Colossians 3:8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
James 4:1-2 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God.
Proverbs 16:32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.
Proverbs 22:24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered,
Matthew 5:22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, ‘Raca, ‘ is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.
Psalm 37:8-9 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret–it leads only to evil. 9 For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
Psalm 7:11God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his wrath every day.
2 Kings 11:9-10 The commanders of units of a hundred did just as Jehoiada the priest ordered. Each one took his men–those who were going on duty on the Sabbath and those who were going off duty–and came to Jehoiada the priest. 10 Then he gave the commanders the spears and shields that had belonged to King David and that were in the temple of the LORD.
2 Kings 17:18 So the LORD was very angry with Israel and removed them from his presence. Only the tribe of Judah was left,
Proverbs 14:29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.