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What Does The Bible Say About Anger? by gideonjeta(m): 4:07am On Sep 10, 2023
The Bible teaches that uncontrolled anger is harmful, both to the person who harbors it and to those around him, according to Proverbs 29:22. Although anger may be justified at times, the Bible says that those who continue to have “fits of anger” will not gain salvation. (Galatians 5:​19-​21) Some questions come to mind. Questions like, Is Anger always wrong? When is Anger wrong? How can you deal with anger?

Is Anger always wrong?

No. Anger may be justified in some cases. For example, the faithful man Nehemiah “became very angry” when he learned that some of his fellow worshippers were being oppressed according to Nehemiah 5:6.
At times, God feels anger. For example, when his ancient people broke their agreement to worship only him and started to serve false gods, “Jehovah’s anger blazed against” them. (Judges 2:​13, 14) Even so, anger is not a dominant aspect of Jehovah God’s personality. His anger is always justified and controlled.​—Exodus 34:6.

When is Anger wrong?

Anger is wrong when it is uncontrolled or unjustified, which is often the case with the anger displayed by imperfect humans. For example, Cain “grew hot with anger” when God rejected his sacrifice. Cain allowed his anger to fester to the point that he murdered his brother.​—Genesis 4:​3-8.

How can you deal with Anger?

First, recognize the danger of uncontrolled anger. Some may think that unleashing their anger is a sign of strength. In reality, someone who cannot control his anger has a serious weakness. “As a city broken through, without a wall, is the man who cannot control his temper.” (Proverbs 25:28; 29:11) On the other hand, when we cultivate the ability to control our anger, we demonstrate true strength and discernment. (Proverbs 14:29) The Bible says: “The one slow to anger is better than a mighty man.”​—Proverbs 16:32.

Also, if possible, take your leave when anger starts to build. “Beginning a fight is like opening a floodgate,” says the Bible. “Before the quarrel breaks out, take your leave.” (Proverbs 17:14) Although it is wise to settle differences with others quickly, both you and the other person may first need to cool down before you can discuss matters calmly.

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