Ephesians 4:26 NKJV
26 “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath,
We have all been angry at one time or another. Anger is a very strong emotion and if left uncontrolled it can lead to rage driving you to do things you regret later. We have heard of people who were so controlled by rage that they took another persons life.
According to our key scripture, being angry is not the issue and neither is it a sin. It is what we do with the anger that can lead us to sin.
Moses in his anger disobeyed God and struck the rock instead of speaking to it and this cost him entry into the promised land.
The Bible has a lot to say about anger
Proverbs 14:29 AMP
He who is slow to anger has great understanding [and profits from his self-control], But he who is quick-tempered exposes and exalts his foolishness [for all to see].
Proverbs 15:1 AMP
A soft and gentle and thoughtful answer turns away wrath, But harsh and painful and careless words stir up anger.
Proverbs 22:24-25 AMP
Do not even associate with a man given to angry outbursts; Or go [along] with a hot-tempered man, Or you will learn his [undisciplined] ways And get yourself trapped [in a situation from which it is hard to escape].
Uncontrolled anger always leads to destruction. So how can we control it? By walking in the Spirit and allowing the fruit of self control to be manifested in our life. We must not let anger get the best of us, instead we must overcome it otherwise our lives will be shipwrecked.
Recognize and acknowledge what makes you angry. Reflect on it and ask yourself what does the word say about such situations? Release it and determine to do all to ensure the anger does not get the best of you.
Remember uncontrolled anger never led anyone to anything good.
What are some of the things that make you angry?
Could you still be angry over some situations and not even know it?
What other verses can you find on the subject of anger?