Getting Angry & Having a Temper as a Christian

  As humans we’ve all gotten angry at things. It could be road rage, arguing with a family member, friend, coworker, getting a bill or charged for a service and thinking you’ve been ripped off. We're all guilty of getting angry and having a temper over something. My question to you is... “Have you ever let your anger get the best of you, and as a result you cursed, said & done things that you shouldn’t have?” I myself am guilty of this.
  You get so caught up in the moment and in that split second of anger and temper, you say and do things that you instantly know are wrong to do. There are several Bible verses we can turn to for guidance on this subject. I found a great resource online for these verses at I will share a few of my favorites from this website:  
“In your anger do not sin” : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.  Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice." Ephesians 4:26-31
“But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from you lips.” Colossians 3:8 
The last verse I will share is:
“Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.” Ecclesiastes 7:9 
As Christians, next time we get angry and our temper flares, we need to take a deep breath and realize what these verses are telling us. Don’t get upset and cuss someone out. Don’t be short-tempered and quick to lash out. Instead of cussing or yelling at someone, try praying for them and tell them, “You know what, God loves you and so do I! I’ll be praying for you!”  

Do you have any verses you turn to when you are angry and your temper is boiling? Feel free to share in the comment section below. 

Robert is a blogger at Christian Pals Blog. He likes to read,
play video games, collect bow ties, and watch Alabama Crimson Tide Football

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