Anger is dangerous. If it is allowed to rage uncontrolled it can destroy relationships easily. This is one area where Christians need to watch out. There may be many occasions when you need to be angry. The anger we refer to here is unnecessary anger the cause of which lies in pride. It is usually our pride that we are superior to others and capable of judging them that causes us to become angry.
Or it could be that we have not learned to control our lives that we get angry for anything and everything. Lack of self control is evident in cases when we bark at others (for example your wife or children) for some frustration caused by someone else (for example your boss). Both pride and lack of self-control should be rooted out from our lives to have a walk of victory.
The Bible gives us much advice on anger:
1. A man who controls his temper or anger is considered better than a man who conquers a city (Ref. Proverbs 16:32).
2. We should learn to be slow to become angry. This is because our anger is not helpful for having a righteous life that God desires. (Ref. James 2:19,20).
3. There is possibility of sinning in your anger. This possibility is great when you retire to bed for the night. (Ref. Psalm 4:4, Ephesians 4:26).
4. Jesus warns us that being angry with your brother is enough reason to subject you to judgment (Ref. Matthew 5:22).
5. True love is not easily angered and keeps no record of wrongs (Ref. 1 Corinthians 13:5). 6. When someone is angry with us answer him gently. It turns away wrath. But if you answer harshly it stirs up his anger further. Moreover stirring up anger is sure to produce strife (Ref. Proverbs 15:1, 30:33).
7. Keep away from people who are easily angered. If you keep associating with them, soon you will also get their habit. (Ref. Proverbs 22:24).
The golden rule: “IN YOUR ANGER DO NOT SIN.”