Some Christians believe we are never to feel or express anger; others "let
it all hang out." The key to handling anger Biblically is to try to be balanced
as Christ was. Let's look at some of what the word has to say about anger:
(Deu 29:19-20 NNAS) It shall be when he hears the words
of this curse, that he will boast, saying, 'I have peace though I walk in
the stubbornness of my heart in order to destroy the watered land with the
dry.' 20 "The LORD shall never be willing to forgive him, but
rather the anger of the LORD and His jealousy will burn against that man,
and every curse which is written in this book will rest on him, and the LORD
will blot out his name from under heaven.
(Deu 9:7 NNAS) Remember, do not forget how you provoked
the LORD your God to wrath in the wilderness; from the day that you left
the land of Egypt until you arrived at this place, you have been rebellious
against the LORD
(Rom 5:9 NNAS) Much more then, having now been justified
by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.
(Mat 21:12-13 NNAS) And Jesus entered the temple and
drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned
the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those who were selling doves.
13 And He said to them, "It is written, 'MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED
A HOUSE OF PRAYER'; but you are making it a ROBBERS' DEN.
(Mark 3:5 NNAS) After looking around at them with anger,
grieved at their hardness of heart, He said to the man, "Stretch out your
hand." And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
(Eph 4:26 NNAS) BE ANGRY, AND YET DO NOT SIN; do not
let the sun go down on your anger,
(Prov 14:17 NNAS) A quick-tempered man acts foolishly,
And a man of evil devices is hated.
(Eph 4:31 NNAS) Let all bitterness and wrath and anger
and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
(Rom 12:19 NNAS) 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.
(James 1:19-20 NNAS) This you know, my beloved brethren.
But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for
the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
(Prov 15:1 NNAS) A gentle answer turns away wrath, But
a harsh word stirs up anger