Posted by: Pastor | November 3, 2010

PROVERBS ON ANGER

PROVERBS ON ANGER

Pro 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.

There are 4 types of anger dealt with in the Bible.
First of all, there is sudden anger. Sudden anger is to be controlled.
Secondly, there is sinful anger. Sinful anger is to be condemned.
Thirdly, there is stubborn anger. Stubborn anger is to be conquered.
Finally, there is sanctified anger. Sanctified anger is to be channeled.

I. SUDDEN ANGER IS TO BE CONTROLLED Prov. 14:17
Proverbs 14:17 says, “He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly”
(Will Rogers said, “Whenever you fly into a rage, you seldom make a safe landing.” And he is right.)

The Bible teaches that when the Holy Spirit guides our life, that one fruit of the Spirit is self-control. If you have a sudden temper, you need to control it.

II. SINFUL ANGER IS TO BE CONDEMNED Prov. 19:19
In Matthew 5:22, Jesus says, “whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment

FIVE TESTS FOR SINFUL ANGER

  • 1. Is it anger directed towards a person?
  • 2. Is it anger without a justifiable cause?
  • 3. Is it anger that seeks vengeance?
  • 4. Is it anger that is cherished?
    5. Is it anger that has an unforgiving spirit?

 

If it is sinful, then we need to repent, to turn away from it, and allow God to forgive us of it so that we can become forgiving people, too.

III. STUBBORN ANGER IS TO BE CONQUERED Prov. 16:32
The third type of anger is stubborn anger. . It is/becomes bitterness.

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.

Paul said, “Here is the way to get rid of stubborn anger. Don’t let the sun go down on your wrath.” Vs. 32 says, “Be kind & compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

IV. SANCTIFIED ANGER MUST BE CHANNELED Prov. 19:11
Mark 3:1-5

Finally, there is Sanctified anger. And that must be channeled in the right direction for God. Remember, Ephesians 4:26 says, “Be ye angry. . .” It is okay to be angry, but do not sin.

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