Anger

  1. Consequences of Anger
    1. Job 5:2, "For vexation slays the foolish man, and anger kills the simple."
    2. Prov. 14:17, "A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated."
  2. Instruction About Anger
    1. Romans 12:19, "Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,”  says the Lord."
    2. Col. 3:8, "But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth."
    3. James 1:19-20, “This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.”
  3. Miscellaneous
    1. Proverbs 29:11, “A fool always loses his temper, but a wise man holds it back.”
    2. Proverbs 14:29, "He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who is quick-tempered exalts folly."
    3. Ecclesiastes 7:9, "Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, for anger resides in the bosom of fools."
    4. Romans 12:19, "Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.”
  4. Righteous Anger
    1. Ephesians 4:26, "Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger."
  5. Unrighteous Anger
    1. Matthew 5:21-22, “You have heard that the ancients were told, ‘You shall not commit murder’ and ‘Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court.’ 22 “But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever shall say to his brother, ‘Raca,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever shall say, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.”
  6. Warning Against Anger
    1. Leviticus 19:18, “You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.”
    2. Ephesians 4:31, "Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice."
    3. Ephesians 6:4, "And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord."
 
 

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.

 

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