Instructions Regarding Anger
James 1:18-21 In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by
the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his
creatures. 19 y beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak,
slow to anger; 20 for your anger does not produce God's righteousness.
21 Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness,
and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save
Eph 4:26 Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your
Eph 4:31 Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and
wrangling and slander, together with all malice....
Eph 6:4 And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but
bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Col 3:8 But now you must get rid of all such things--anger, wrath,
malice, slander, and abusive language from your mouth.
1Ti 2:8 I desire, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting
up holy hands without anger or argument....
For Reflection & Sharing:
Confess, Let Go, Receive
1. We all get angry. The critical question has to do with what we do with
our anger. We are told to not let the sun go down on our anger. We are
not to hold on to our anger. What happens when we do hold on to our anger?
How can we let go of our anger in a way that brings healing?
2. Anger held on to is destructive for adults and children. What are ways
we can provoke children to anger? What does the discipline of the Lord
3. How does praising God (lifting up holy hands) bring healing from anger?
How does stress affect lingering anger?
4. Is there anger in your life that you would like to be rid of today?
Where does you anger come from? What is its source? (Who hurt you?)
5. What can you do with your hurts today? With past hurts? With feelings
Pray for God's deliverance from anger.