SDA JournalSermon


Anger is an erroneous zone, a kind of psychological influenza that incapacitates you as a physical disease would… Anger is a choice, as well as a habit. It is a learned reaction to frustration, in which you behave in ways that you would rather not. In fact, severe anger is a form of insanity – Wayne W. Dyer

He who goes to bed angry has the devil for a bedfellow. – Old Latin

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it’s stored than to anything on which it’s poured. – News Press

God’s Word! Scripture points us to the danger and foolishness of anger, but it also directs us with Bible verses about peace, Bible verses about stress, and Bible verses about perseverance. And not all anger is bad. Jesus got angry, but angry for the right reasons: the things that dishonored God and people taking advantage of others.

Let’s take a deep look what the Bible said about anger.

“Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.” – Psalm 37:8

“Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.” – Proverbs 14:29

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

“A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.” – Proverbs 15:18

“Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools. – Ecclesiastes 7:9

“Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger…” – Ephesians 4:26

“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.” – Ephesians 4:31

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” – Ephesians 6:4

“But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.” – Colossians 3:8

“I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling…” – 1 Timothy 2:8

“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger…” – James 1:19

“…for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” – James 1:20