Proverbs 29:22 says, “An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins.”
Wow! If we are not careful, we can get into lots of trouble when we are angry.
The fact is that we all get angry with people, but the Bible says that we can be angry and sin not. It’s what we do when we are angry that makes all the difference. When you are angry with a person, it’s better to keep your mouth closed and cool down before you do or say something you regret-or before you spark a full–fledged fight. How many times have we said something or done something in anger–and later, regretted it?
Proverbs 29:11 says, “A foolish person gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.”
A foolish person vents all of his anger. You are not going to have many friends if you do that. But a wise person holds back and thinks about his response. A wise person thinks about the feelings of the other person before they lash out.
Conflicts can be resolved without a fight and without yelling and screaming at each other. Proverbs 15:1 says that a soft answer turns away wrath. You can have a healthy debate about something without being angry. It may be a heated debate, but at least you are talking it out! The next time you are angry with your wife, co–worker or child–be wise, stay calm, and think before you speak.