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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

How Far Can Unreasonable Anger May Take You?

I have researched multiple verses about ANGER and this is what I got. All of these are from the NIV Translation:

Proverbs 12:16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
Proverbs 14:29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins.
Proverbs 30:33 For as churning the milk produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife."
Ecclesiastes 7:9 Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.
Colossians 3:8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
Psalms 37:8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret-it leads only to evil.
Ephesians 4:26,27 In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.
Ephesians 4:31,32 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
James 1:19,20 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

Out of those verses I've quoted, I would like to emphasize on this one particular verse:


Proverbs 30:33 For as churning the milk produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife." 

Anger can only make sense if done without committing a sin... Often in the TV News and even to our local Radio, we heard almost everyday about people killing one another because of anger. They were provoked thus resulting to a murderous act. Who does not feel angry ever since? I guess, none of us. Even a little child has his tantrums, so with us adult.  Anger became a sin when you did something that is against the law.


It's not bad to get angry. We also need to release the tensions that we have inside us provided that we cannot commit murder (Sounds too extreme?). Yelling and cursing to  somebody you hated the most (or maybe  during that moment) is a crime itself. The book of Ephesians 4:29 (NIV) says:

29Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen

We should be careful. If we let anger overwhelms us, chances are we can no longer control ourselves. Look at Jason Ivler. He's been in the news nationwide and the crime he had committed. Everything is originated from unreasonable anger and pride maybe?


His life's experience may serve as a lesson to those who just can't calm and control themselves.




Preserve  your life, your family and your future.

As one famous man quoted:
CONFLICT IS INEVITABLE;
OUR RESPONSE IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY