Controlling Your Anger - Daily Devotion
No man is an island and while working with anyone else there will come times when you don’t see eye to eye with them. It’s important in those situations to keep your anger in check. You don’t want to loose controls and allow the angry emotion to cause you to do something you will later regret. This episode we’re talking about controlling your anger.
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Episode Notes & Bible Verses
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. – James 1:19-20 ESV
We oftentimes allow our anger to get us in trouble when we react without thinking. In order to think of the best possible response in any situation we need to listen and think about all the possible consequences that could happen as a result of acting out in anger.
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. – Proverbs 15:1 ESV
If we are ever in a contentious situation where the conversation is escalating higher, we need to remember that we can turn the conversation around by replying in a calm and gentle tone. This verse is saying a soft answer can de-escalate any argument and bring peace.
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. – Proverbs 14:29 ESV
Acting out in anger is never the best response. When you are wise and have good understanding of any situation, you are able to judge what is the best response for you to take. This is a wise move on your part rather than replying hastily.
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. – Ephesians 4:26-27 ESV
It is not a sin to be angry about anything. It’s a sin when you allow yourself to be controlled by that anger. You can channel the emotion of anger into a constructive outlet that will be beneficial for yourself and others. Also this verse is saying not to allow anger to rest on your heart unresolved. Figure out a way that you can resolve that situation.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:32 ESV
Sometimes we may have been treated unfairly but instead of lashing out and responding out of anger, we need to show grace and remember that God forgave you and you should also extend that forgiveness to others as well.
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. – Ephesians 4:31 ESV
Ephesians 4:17-31 talks about how Christians should live. If we are to live a life close to what Hod called us to live we need to put away these vices which include being controlled by anger. If you struggle with controlling your temper try to make this a priority to control. Seek a councillor if needed.
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. – Proverbs 16:32 ESV
A wise man guards his mouth knowing that he can bring endless grief upon himself if he doesn’t.
Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you. – Proverbs 20:22
The best course of action is to leave vengeance in the hands of the Lord. Do everything that you can to live in peace with everyone.
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention. – Proverbs 15:18 ESV
Getting into disagreements are part of living with other people. We won’t always see eye to eye. What this verse is saying is that we need to be slow to get angry when there is a disagreement, and in doing that it will bring calm to any disagreement so that it can be resolved.