Anger: Fools are quick to anger. Wise and godly people are like God. They are are slow to anger and coolheaded.
Passage: Proverbs 19:19, Proverbs 29:22, Proverbs 15:1, Proverbs 16:32
We all feel anger. Anger is an attribute of God and a natural emotion humans feel. Jesus got angry—like the time he took a whip and drove out from the Temple those who had made it into a center for commerce (Jn. 2:13). The closer we draw to Christ the more we’ll feel real anger at evil—hopefully our own evil and sins more than others. There is such thing as holy and righteous anger. But much of the anger we feel is not in defense of righteousness, but from hatred, bad temper, or the inability to control emotions. And so it’s hard to sort out which anger is good and which anger is bad, isn’t it?
What do we all need?—to be seeking the fruit of the spirit. Gal. 5:22
the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control;
More in Lessons from Proverbs
November 17, 2019Finding Christ in the Proverbs: To reject Jesus is to reject the way of wisdom.
November 3, 2019Emotions : Emotional health and spiritual maturity are inseparable.
October 13, 2019Humility: Humility captures the attention of God.