minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds
Stay in control of your anger.
Do not let your anger control you.
'People with understanding control their anger;
A hot temper shows great foolishness.'
'A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up
'Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.'
When you're tempted to lose patience with someone, think
how patient God has been with you.
'The Lord is slow to anger and great in power.'
'For the wrath of man does not produce the
righteousness of God.'
Bitterness toward others drains prayer of power.
'A wrathful man stirs up contention, but one who is
slow to anger
'He who is slow to anger is
better then the mighty, and he who rules
his spirit than he who takes a city.'
Forgive people, even those who are not sorry for their
Holding on to anger only hurts you - not them.
grudge is basically holding hatred in your heart
and God makes it clear, if you won’t forgive others, He
'Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to
for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says
Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than
Never say mean words out of anger.
Your anger will pass.
But your mean words can scar a person for life.
So use kind words or be silent.
"Let all bitterness and wrath, and anger, and clamor
speaking, be put away from you, with all malice."
'A fool gives full went to his anger, but a wise man keeps
'Cease from anger and forsake wrath.'
Anger, resentment, jealousy, and hate are all traits
of the devil.
Forgiveness, understanding, acceptance, and love are all
the traits of Jesus.
'Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on
contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may
"For whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him
his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit."
1 Peter 3:9,10
Make your anger so expensive that no one can afford it, and
your happiness so cheap that everyone can get it for free.
'The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, and his
is to overlook a transgression.'
Bitterness is a result of clinging on to negative
It serves you no good and closes the door on your
'Seek good and not evil.'
'Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for
anger resides in
the lap of fools.'
The more anger you hold toward the past in
your heart, the
less capable you are of loving the present.
Anger is one letter
short of danger.
“You have heard that
it was said to those of old,
'You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in
danger of the judgment.’
But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without
cause shall be in danger of the judgment.
And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in
danger of the council.
But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger
of hell fire."
'Now the works of
the flesh are evident, which are:
adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry,
hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath,
ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders,
revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand,
just as I also
told you in time past, that those who practice such
things will not inherit the kingdom of God.'
It’s so important
to realize that every time you get upset, it drains
your emotional energy.
Losing your cool makes you tired.
Getting angry a lot messes with your health.
'If anyone thinks he is religious and does not
bridle his tongue
but deceives his heart, this person's religion is
'The righteous should choose his friends carefully, for the
the wicked leads them astray.'
Forgiveness might make us look weak, but the weakest
person is the one who holds anger, hatred, and revenge.
'The desire of the righteous is only good, but the
of the wicked is wrath.'
The Two Types of Anger:
Positive / Wise Person:
Righteous anger reflects God's perspective.
It reflects God's hatred of evil and sin.
It reflects God's love for justice.
Negative / Foolish Person:
Unrighteous anger promotes self interest.
It protects self interest.
It reflects evil and inappropriate behavior.
Nails in the Fence:
There once was a little boy who had a bad
His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every
time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back
of the fence.
The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence.
Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger,
the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down.
He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive
nails into the fence.
Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at
He told his father about it and the father suggested that
boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to
hold his temper.
The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell
father that all the nails were gone.
The father took his son by the hand and led him to the
He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes
in the fence.
The fence will never be the same.
When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like
You can put a knife in a man and draw it out.
It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry,
the wound is still there."
A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.