Anger

Is it any merit to abstain from wine if one is intoxicated with anger?  Augustine

Anger is one letter short of danger.  Unknown Author

Anger is the fruit of rotten roots.  Joyce Meyer

We must guard against allowing anger to drag us into sin.   Joyce Meyer

When Satan makes you angry, remember that he’s trying to keep you from accomplishing the will of God in your life.   Joyce Meyer

Anger devours almost all other good emotions. It deadens the soul. It numbs the heart to joy and gratitude and hope and tenderness and compassion and kindness.   John Piper

Bitterness (or resentment) is the result of an unwillingness to properly forgive those who have sinned against you.  Lou Priolo

Anger is not in itself sinful, but…it may be the occasion for sin. The issue of self-control is the question of how we deal with anger. Violence, tantrums, bitterness, resentment, hostility, and even withdrawn silence are all sinful responses to anger.  R.C. Sproul

A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good. Now and then a man should be shaken to the core with indignation over things evil.  Henry Ward Beecher

No matter how just your words may be, you ruin everything when you speak with anger.  John Chrysostom

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.   Thomas a Kempis

Do not say, “I cannot help having a bad temper.” Friend, you must help it. Pray to God to help you overcome it at once, for either you must kill it, or it will kill you. You cannot carry a bad temper into heaven.    Charles Spurgeon

Anger may be handled wrongly in either one of two ways: blowing up and clamming up.  Jay E. Adams

A man who is wrathful with us is a sick man; we must apply a plaster to his heart – love; we must treat him kindly, speak to him gently, lovingly. And if there is not deeply-rooted malice against us within him, but only a temporary fit of anger, you will see how his heart, or his malice, will melt away through your kindness and love – how good will conquer evil.   John of Kronstadt

So there is such a thing as perfect hatred, just as there is such a thing as righteous anger. But it is a hatred for God’s enemies, not our own enemies. It is entirely free of all spite, rancor and vindictiveness, and is fired only by love for God’s honor and glory.   John Stott

It is only our bad temper that we put down to being tired or worried or hungry; we put our good temper down to ourselves.  C.S. Lewis

When you resort to shouting in conflict, you are reacting in the flesh. You have lost control of the only person you can control: yourself.   Neil T. Anderson

Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past … to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back — in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you.   Frederick Buechner

Anger and bitterness are two noticeable signs of being focused on self and not trusting God’s sovereignty in your life. When you believe that God causes all things to work together for good to those who belong to Him and love Him, you can respond to trials with joy instead of anger or bitterness.   John C. Broger

If we would be angry and not sin (says one), we must be angry at nothing but sin; and we should be more jealous for the glory of God than for any interest or reputation of our own.  Matthew Henry

A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.  G.K. Chesterton

No form of vice, not worldliness, not greed of gold, not drunkenness itself, does more to un-Christianize society than evil temper.   Henry Drummond

There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.   Francis de Sales

If a donkey bray at you, don’t bray at him.   George Herbert

Five Causes of Anger:
1. Physical Pain
2. Blocked Goals
3. Violated Rights
4. Unfairness
5. Unmet Expectations
                     Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller

 

 

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