Explore the teachings of the Bible on managing anger and learn from Jesus’s perspective on how to handle this potent emotion in a loving and peace-promoting manner.
How does God want you to deal with anger?
Don’t let anger control you; address it in love First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. Settle matters quickly with your adversary” (Matthew 5:22-25). Jesus is not saying that the emotion of anger is sinful. He is saying that anger is dangerous and to be careful!
How does the Bible say to let go of anger?
Psalm 37:8 advises us, “Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself, it tends only to evil.” Back to Paul’s letter to the Ephesians 4:2, we read, “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bear with one another in love.”
What is the spiritual root of anger?
The root of sinful anger grows in a heart that is self-centered and idolatrous. Because we live in a society that screams constantly about “rights,” when our perceived rights are violated, we become angry.
How did Jesus deal with anger?
Jesus channeled his anger in defense of others when it really mattered. When he saw opportunists taking advantage of the poor, he confronted them without hesitation. But he knew how to pick his battles. Once, a group of men spit in Jesus’ face, struck him, and slapped him, and yet, he did nothing to retaliate.