Controlling Anger Biblically: Scripture Quotes & Tips for Healthy Management

Anger is an emotion that we all experience, but it's important to manage it in a healthy way. In the Bible, there are many examples of individuals who struggled with anger, but also guidance on how to handle it. In this blog post, we'll explore biblical anger management with quotes from Scripture, and provide a call to action to donate to Colel Chabad.

The Bible teaches us that anger is not necessarily a sin, but it's important to control it so that we don't sin. Ephesians 4:26 says, "In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry." This verse reminds us that it's okay to feel angry, but we need to make sure that we deal with it before the day is over.

Another important verse on anger management is found in Proverbs 29:11, "Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end." This verse reminds us that it's not wise to let our anger control us. Instead, we should try to bring calm to the situation.

One of the most famous verses on anger in the Bible is James 1:19-20, "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." This verse is a call to action to be slow to anger, and quick to listen. We should strive to listen to others before reacting with anger.

In the Old Testament, we see many examples of individuals who struggled with anger. Moses, for example, became angry with the Israelites when they worshiped a golden calf instead of God. In Exodus 32:19-20, we read, "When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain." While Moses had good reason to be angry, he didn't handle it in the best way.

Another example of anger in the Bible is found in the story of Jonah. After God spared the city of Nineveh, Jonah became angry and wanted to die. Jonah 4:1 says, "But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry." Jonah's anger was rooted in his own selfish desires, and he needed to learn to let go of his own will and trust in God's plan.

Throughout the Bible, we see that anger can be a destructive force if not managed properly. But we also see that with God's help, we can learn to control our anger and respond in a way that is pleasing to Him.

As we reflect on biblical anger management, we also want to encourage our readers to donate to Colel Chabad. Colel Chabad is the oldest continuously operating social service organization in Israel, providing a wide range of support to vulnerable populations including children, the elderly, and Holocaust survivors. Your donation will help them continue to provide much-needed assistance to those in need.

If you're interested in exploring the Bible chronologically, check out our blog post on "A Chronological Journey Through the Bible." We hope that this post has been helpful in exploring the topic of biblical anger management and providing a call to action to support those in need. Remember, with God's help, we can learn to control our anger and respond in a way that honors Him.