Proverbs 27:3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.
4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
- Wrath and Anger in the Bible are often referred to as the way of fools. Those who have a lack of peace or understanding often turn to anger and wrath as a way to express themselves.
Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
Proverbs 22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:
- Everyone in here knows someone who has a temper, always wants to fight; seems to always be upset at something.
Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
Is Anger Sin?
Ephesians 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
27 Neither give place to the devil.
- Giving place to the devil is when your anger provokes a reaction.
Anger in itself is NOT sin… but when the anger is unjustified, unprovoked or in the flesh… it can easily become sin. This is why it it so dangerous because the control of the anger can so easily go from providential anger… that before you know it… it consumes you.
How to defeat Anger
Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
You can not have peace in your life if you do not know the King of Peace …
2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.