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How to Manage Your Anger (2 of 5)
Series: The Commotion of Emotions
Dr. Ernest Easley
As we continue our series of messages under the heading of THE COMMOTION OF EMOTIONS, take your Bible and turn with me to the book of wisdom chapter 19. You say, "Ernest, I didn't know that there was a book in the Bible called the book of wisdom." Well, there is and it's found right next to the book of Hymns.
The book of Hymns would be the book of Psalms that teach us about worship. The book of wisdom would be the book of Proverbs that gives us wisdom. We're going to begin in the book of Proverbs where God's going to give us some much needed wisdom when it comes to managing our anger.
I don't know of anything that damages our relationships any more than ungodly, unchristian anger. The Bible tells us that an angry man is a dangerous friend: Proverbs 22.24-25, "Make no friendship with an angry man, and with a furious man do not go, lest you learn his ways and set a snare for your soul." Proverbs 29.22, "An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgressions."
The Bible also tells us that an angry woman makes a poor wife: Proverbs 21.9, "Better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, than in a house shared with a contentious woman," Verse 19, "Better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and angry woman."
Now as we think about How to Manage our Anger, know this: not all anger is bad. In fact, some anger is good. Jesus got angry on three occasions that were recorded in scripture, which tells me that a person can get angry without sinning. You can be good and mad! It's OK, Jesus did!
Ephesians 4.26, "Be angry, and do not sin, do not let the sun go down on your wrath," which is a quote from Psalm 4.4, "Be angry, and do not sin."
Now in learning "How to Manage our Anger," let's begin in Proverbs 19.11 where we read, "The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, and his glory is to overlook a transgres ...
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