"So then, my beloved brethren,
let every man be swift to hear,
slow to speak, slow to wrath;
for the wrath of man does not produce
the righteousness of God."
Anger, like every other emotion, may be a good
and useful emotion if put
to constructive, godly use.
Or it may be a sinful emotion, which is used
in ungodly, harmful and destructive ways. This study is designed to help you discern between sinful and righteous anger, and to aid you in overcoming the sinful expressions of anger.
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~ Introduction ~
The bumper sticker says, DON’T GET MAD, GET EVEN!” The world teaches us to take revenge. Movies, television, and politics show young and old alike that it’s okay to get angry, and to get even. We only get angry because of our pride.
A. There are three Greek words for anger used in the New Testament:
- Anger — KARAGAMOS: to be irritated; i.e., something bugs you but not enough to say or do anything about it, except maybe to your spouse or a friend.
- Anger — ORGAE: to be temperamental; more easily angered; i.e., you will let the person who angered you know you are upset.
- Rage — THUMOS: turbulent anger; i.e., flying into a rage; can lead to violence, even murder.
B. There are three facts about anger we should know: ...
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