5791 anger, human

5791 anger, human

Human anger arises for a number of reasons, some of which are acceptable and others which are not. Scripture stresses the potentially destructive aspects of human anger and urges moderation.

Reasons for human anger

Jealousy Ge 4:4-5 See also 1Sa 17:28; 1Sa 18:8; 1Ki 21:4; Lk 15:28

Pride Jnh 4:1 See also 2Sa 3:8; 2Sa 6:8; 2Ki 5:11; 2Ch 26:19

The truth 2Ch 16:10 Hanani had prophesied against the king. See also Nu 24:10; Jer 37:15

Human anger is sometimes justified Ex 32:19 See also Ex 11:8; Ex 16:20; Nu 16:15; Lev 10:16; 1Sa 11:6; 1Sa 20:34; 2Sa 12:5; Ne 5:6; Mk 3:5; Lk 14:21

Results of human anger

Strife Ge 4:8 See also 1Sa 20:30; Ps 124:2-3; Pr 29:22; Pr 30:33

God’s judgment Mt 5:22 See also Ge 49:5-7

Sin Jas 1:20 See also Ps 4:4; Pr 14:17; 2Co 12:20; Eph 4:26

Dealing with anger

Becoming slow to anger 1Co 13:5 See also Ecc 7:9; Tit 1:7; Jas 1:19

Not taking revenge Ro 12:19

Renouncing anger Eph 4:31 See also Ps 37:8; Col 3:8; 1Ti 2:8

See also

5359justice
5494revenge
5927resentment
6020sin
6666grace
6686mercy
8773jealousy
8802pride
9210judgment, God’s

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