Noun—The strong feeling of being very annoyed.
Here are some key Bible verses about anger:
Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.”
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.
“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.
My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
See also: Proverbs 14:17a, 29; 15:18; 29:22; Ecclesiastes 7:9; Ephesians 4:31
Think of a recent time you were angry.
Read and discuss the warnings about anger in Genesis 4:6–7 and Proverbs 22:24–25.
1. Challenge each other (parent and child) to use one or more of these methods for a week. After each situation, discuss how both of you fared with the tactics and what needs to be improved. Focusing on these strategies for a period of time will help them become habits.
2. Remember Ephesians 4:26 and try to work through any anger before bedtime.
by Kara Durbin
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