God publicly displayed Him at His death as the mercy seat accessible through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because God in His forbearance had passed over the sins previously committed.
Even good people can disagree. There’s nothing wrong with disagreeing about something. It’s how you handle it that matters.
“Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
It’s when disagreements escalate that the potential for problems arise.
Now, everyone gets angry once in a while. However, some people have a difficult time managing their anger. Not only can their anger get nasty and ugly, it can become destructive and even lethal.
Luckily, the source of God’s word, the Holy Bible, has quite a bit to say about anger and how it should be handled.
Here Are 6 Tips from the Bible about Dealing with Anger
1. Learn to Control Your Anger
Anger accomplishes nothing. While anger can be motivating in a certain respect, far too often, anger leads to hurtful or destructive outcomes.
“A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.”
– Proverbs 29:11
“Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.”
– Ecclesiastes 7:9
2. Anger Breeds More Anger
Self-control goes a long way in handling anger. Not responding in anger can defuse the situation. Returning anger for anger can send things spiraling out of control.
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
– Proverbs 15:1
3. Anger Leads to Sin
Anger can cause us to take rash actions that we otherwise would not have considered. Indeed, angry responses often leave to infidelity, destruction or murder.
“BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity.”
– Ephesians 4:26-27
“What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.”
– James 4:1-2
4. God Wants Us To Be Peacekeepers
You can’t be a person of peace with anger in your heart. A peaceful person can quell anger. No matter how much an angry person tries to escalate a situation, a peaceful person simply will not be enticed. It’s often said, “You can’t argue with yourself.”
“A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.”
– Proverbs 15:18
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
– Matthew 5:9
5. Anger Impedes the Way to Righteousness
God is against us holding anger in our hearts.
“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”
– James 1:19-20
6. God Wants Love in Our Hearts – Not Anger
You can’t love your neighbor as yourself with anger in your heart.
“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.”
– Ephesians 4:31-32