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Is anger a sin?
Is anger a sin? The standard Christian answer is that there are two types of anger: "good" anger,...

How do you distinguish between godly anger and sinful anger?
Anger is everywhere these days—people are angry about politics, about theological...

Today's devotional: the corrosive power of anger
Few Bible stories are as well-known as that of Cain and Abel. It's the story of the first murder,...

Today's Devotional: Letting Bitterness Go
Joseph's life was filled with evil actions that he had no control over. His...

Wait! Responding wisely to setbacks
Earlier this week, Chris wrote about his reaction to a major disappointment in his personal life....

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Slow to speak - a Christian perspective
An exhortation for Christians to avoid anger. Sometimes the easiest way to avoid angry or foolish speech is to simply avoid speaking, and to focus instead on listening and understanding others.

"Angry" in the Bible: Proverbs 29:22
Anger is many times condemned in the Bible--not because anger can't ever be justified, but because anger so often leads us into sin. This verse describes the damage that a single angry man can cause when he lets his anger drive him to sin.

"Sun" in the Bible: Ephesians 4:26-27
There are times when anger is appropriate, but we are never to let our anger lead us to sin. This passage tells us to act quickly to resolve disputes whenever our anger gets the better of us--before the sun sets that night.

Wrath in the Bible: Romans 5:9
Chances are you've heard a lot about God's wrath--his righteous anger against sinners. But how do we escape it? God Himself provides a way to escape His just anger: through faith in Jesus Christ.

Anger in the Bible: Proverbs 25:23
Have you ever wondered how to make other people angry? This proverb wisely tells us that a sly tongue will bring angry looks.

The fool in the Bible: Matthew 5:21-22
Just as Jesus taught that lust and adultery were both equally sinful in God's eyes, here he shows that anyone who burns with anger against someone else has sinned! God isn't just concerned with our outward behavior, but with the thoughts and attitudes of our heart.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Animal's Fury
Ever wonder why you can't control your anger? It’s because there is a deadly animal inside you, tearing you apart. It's that part of you that says things that deeply hurt the people you love even though you don't really want to hurt them. ... It's whatever produces the dark side of you—the bitterness, self-destructive thoughts, adulterous inclinations, and the anger. This is the side of you that you hate. The people you love hate it and God hates it, but you seem powerless to fight it off.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Volcano Scars
When you're angry, you're probably a lot like a volcano. You erupt, spew out your lava, and often blow away a piece of the other person, if not yourself. ... Every one of us carries around parts of us that have been mortally wounded by something someone said to us in anger. They may have forgotten it, but we can't ever forget it because those create volcano scars. Why do we do this to other people and usually the people we love the most?

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Human Volcanoes
It's tough living with a volcano that could go off any minute. Could that be how the people around you feel? ... When the stress, pressure, and aggravation build up, maybe you become a human volcano—blowing up and doing some serious damage, especially to people you love. Like a volcano, the eruption is over fairly quickly, but the damage it does can last a lifetime.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Longer It Waits, The Harder It Gets
Anger turns hard very quickly, and that gives the devil an opportunity to enter a marriage, a parent-child relationship, a friendship, or a church. At the core of every marriage break-up there has probably been an issue that was once a small one, but it was not dealt with immediately. At the core of a broken parent-child relationship, a hurting friendship, or a divided church, there are people who didn't clean up their anger when it first appeared, when it was still small and relatively soft, so it's led to a terrible outcome. The devil got his foot in the door.