How to Control Anger

God tells about the consequences of anger and gives us guidance on how to control anger.  Jesus should be our role model.  He is slow to anger but rich in love.

“In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry and do not give the devil a foothold.”  Ephesians 4:26-27

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”  Proverbs 15:1

“Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you my learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.”  Proberbs 22:24-25

“Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.”  Proverbs 29:11

“My dear brothers, take note of this:  Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”  James 1:19

“Get rid of all bitterness, range and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.”  Ephesians 4:31

“Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret-it leads only to evil.  Psalm 37:8

“A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrell.”  Proverbs 15:18

“A quick-tempered person does foolish things…whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.”  Proverbs 14:17a, 29)

“Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.”  Ecclesiastes 7:9

Let Jesus be your role model

“The Lord is slow to anger but great in power; the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished.”  Nahum 1:3

‘But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.”  Romans 2:8

“The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.”  Psalm 145:8

“But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.”  Psalm 86:15

One well known quote about anger is actually a Bible verse:  “don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry”.   That’s great advice for all of us which leads to the topic of forgiveness.  Read on to see what God tells us about forgiveness.