A Google search for “anger issues” pulled up about 141,000,000 results. Anger management is a common topic of mental health sites. For the Christian, anger is one of those unwanted “weights” that drags us down, hindering our service for God. Be inspired in your “weight loss” program as Bro. Jeff explains what the scriptures reveal about anger.
26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
19 And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.
12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
23 The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
15 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
21 Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
Proverbs 21:19, 21:9, 25:24, 27:3-4 21:14
21:19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
21:9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
25:24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.
27:3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.
27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
21:14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:
25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.