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The Sin of Anger & what to do with it

What We’ll Cover Today:

  • IS anger a sin?
  • WHY do we get angry?
  • WHAT do we do with our anger?

IS Anger A Sin?

The Lord was very angry with them, and he departed. Numbers 12:9
I, the Lord, was very angry with your ancestors.  Zechariah 1:2
And “don’t sin by letting anger control you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, Ephesians 4:26

We know God does not sin. We know He was angry. These are just a few of over 1000 verses about being angry.
We’re told to not let anger CONTROL us. Seems that we can have anger, but must not let it reign in our lives.

WHY Do We Get Angry?

  • Betrayal: someone has lied to us or told lies about us or the people we care about
  • Attacked: someone verbally or physically assaults us or the people we care about
  • Frustration: our plans are not considered, traffic or other slows down our progress
  • Any of these lead to anger, as that’s how we were designed. We are born with the innate reasoning to protect ourselves and our people.
  • We choose anger as a response to a situation or circumstance.
  • Knowing why we got angry helps us know how to response.

WHAT Do We Do With Our Anger?

  • Yes, I was angry. And I was a little afraid. After all I’ve not been free in so long. But, when I felt that anger well up inside of me, I realized that if I hated them after I got outside that gate, then they would still have me. I wanted to be free so I let it go. Nelson Mandela upon leaving prison after 27 years of confinement.
  • Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.  James 1:19
  • And ‘don’t sin by letting anger control you.’ Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry. Ephesians 4:26
  • Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. James 1:20
  • We must examine our anger and determine if it brings righteousness or just satisfaction. We have to be sure we’re responding as the Lord wills or as self wills. One is correct, the other is sin.
  • Offenses must be handled in a certain way. Matthew 18 tells us how.

What We Covered:

  • IS anger a sin?
  • WHY do we get angry?
  • WHAT do we do with our anger?

Before we go:

  • We must understand that anger in itself is not sin.
  • We need to grasp why we get angry at certain things and not others.
  • We should know how to respond to anger that has risen in us.
  • We must handle offenses in the right way, as Jesus said in Matthew 18.

One last thing:

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Faye Bryant

Faye Bryant is an author, coach, and speaker who helps individuals escape the lies of the enemy, live into God’s truth, and build a better life by first feeling, dealing, and healing their way through a stuck future or an abused past, toward a deeper path of purpose, and into the unhackable life of their chosen legacy. Hers is a story of resurrection: from death to life!