This morning I mentioned that, among other things, I want to control my anger more this year. Not that I have a problem with anger issues, but that I simply want to avoid getting angry over things that offend me. I need to do a better job at turning those things over to God.
Then, as I was working on putting together the directory for all our posts on Proverbial Thought, I came across this post. Coincidence?
“He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.” (KJV).
“Those who control their anger have great understanding; those with a hasty temper will make mistakes.” (NLT).
The Emotion of Anger
The Book of Proverbs gives us a smorgasbord of wisdom that applies to every area of our life: It gives us wisdom in our relationships, family life, dealing with finances and walking in righteousness. But it also gives us a window into our heart, and helps us to consider our emotions as well. In the above Proverb, Solomon addresses the emotion of anger.
Anger is not necessarily a bad thing. It is an emotion, and when we are treated unfairly, we are going to get angry. However, what we do with that emotion is what makes it good or evil. If we can control our anger, it…
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