There is lots of anger in this world where we live! Sometimes I think that we are surrounded by angry people. Anger does no one any good, not the person who is angry and not the recipients of their anger. Anger is one of the most destructive forces on this earth and tonight I am going to be reading and meditating on verses that speak against anger and praying for anger to be removed from the hearts and minds of all of us!
Anger kills foolish people.
Jealousy destroys those who are childish. Job 5:2
Keep from being angry. Turn away from anger. Don’t be upset. That only leads to evil. Psalm 37:8
A gentle answer turns anger away. But mean words stir up anger. Proverbs 15:1
A man who burns with anger stirs up fights. But a person who is patient calms things down. Proverbs 15:18
Anyone who burns with anger must pay for it. If you save him, you will have to do it again. Proverbs 19:19
An angry man stirs up fights. And a person who burns with anger commits many sins. Proverbs 29:22
If you churn cream, you will produce butter. If you twist a nose, you will produce blood. And if you stir up anger, you will produce a fight.” Proverbs 30:33
All his life he eats in darkness. His life is full of trouble, suffering and anger. Ecclesiastes 5:17
Don’t become angry quickly. Anger lives in the hearts of foolish people. Ecclesiastes 7:9
Assyria, your plans and actions are like straw. Your anger is a fire that will destroy you. Isaiah 33:11
I’m afraid that when I come I won’t find you as I want you to be. I’m afraid that you won’t find me as you want me to be. I’m afraid there will be arguing, jealousy and fits of anger. I’m afraid you will separate into your own little groups. Then you will tell lies about each other. You will talk about each other. I’m afraid you will be proud and cause trouble. 2 Corinthians 12:20
It worships statues of gods. It also worships evil powers. It is full of hatred and fighting. It is full of jealousy and fits of anger. It is interested only in getting ahead. It stirs up trouble. It separates people into their own little groups. Galatians 5:20
Get rid of all hard feelings, anger and rage. Stop all fighting and lying. Put away every form of hatred. Ephesians 4:31
But now here are the kinds of things you must get rid of. You must put away anger, rage, hate and lies. Let no dirty words come out of your mouths. Colossians 3:8
A man’s anger doesn’t produce the kind of life God wants. James 1:20
Lord Jesus, there is anger in our hearts and in our minds. We are trying to root it out, but we are not always successful. We know that we should calm down and offer the hurt and disappointment to You. But, sometimes, our emotions run away with us. Help us to overcome this weakness and give us peace in our hearts as well as minds. In the name of Jesus, Amen.