Anger and such strong feelings as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation can be suppressed but when a trigger point is reached, it lets out a tsunami of negative emotions with devastating life-changing, life-destroying consequences including but not limited to knife crimes, gun crimes, destructive behaviour, sinful habits and ultimately, self-destruction.
Paraphrasing Proverbs 22:24-25, we gathered that we are not to make friends with anyone with bad temper for if we do, we may inadvertently ensnare our souls by learning the way of a hot-tempered person.
Also, that anger resides in the bosom of fools, meaning that a person is a fool who cannot deal with the destructive tendencies of his anger. Ecclesiastes 7:9.
Anger is a letter short of Danger.
An angry man is an ugly man.
An angry man is a dangerous man – He is dangerous to himself and to people around him.
Anger removes the beauty of life from the face of the angry man. When you get angry, check out your face in the mirror!
Only Jesus Christ can remove the root causes of bitterness, anger, anxiety and unforgiveness from the Adamic nature of the soul of a man and make him Christ-like, Regenerated New Man. Come to Jesus today, He will make you brand new in Him.
Reach out to someone who can help you if you have issues in dealing with an uncontrolled rush of adrenaline that can results in unwanted consequences. When angry: pause, take a deep breath, relax and let go!
May the joy of the Lord be your strength. Amen.
See below various translations of Ecclesiastes Chapter 7 verse 9:
New International Version
Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.
New Living Translation
Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.
English Standard Version
Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools.
King James Bible
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
Contemporary English Version
Only fools get angry quickly and hold a grudge.
Good News Translation
Keep your temper under control; it is foolish to harbor a grudge.
GOD’S WORD® Translation
Don’t be quick to get angry, because anger is typical of fools.
Now pray this prayer:
Lord Jesus, please help me to defeat Satan and all his power over my life, including anger. Remove the root of anger from my life and plant into me the life of Christ. Help me to be gentle and kind. Help me to have victory over Satan and sin. Amen.
Bishop Roland Ayeni, February 2020.