What does God’s God say about…

Human anger

Anger is an emotion of instant displeasure. Anger is part of our original human nature, just as LOVE is. It is not necessarily sinful. It becomes sinful when it rises without cause or is excessive or protracted.

Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger… —Ephesians 4:26 NASB

…put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth. —Col. 3:8 NASB

But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell. —Matthew 5:22 NASB

“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.” —1 Peter 3:9

For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge. I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” —Hebrews 10:30

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. —Romans 12:2

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A frequently angry Jewish man finds a greatly changed life of calm and freedom from anger and guilt through repentance and Christ’s forgiveness
Yeshua [Jesus] challenges us to live a life of forgiveness instead of retribution and retaliation. This new way can lead to transformation and freedom not just for you but also to those that we forgive. God expects for us to show mercy and forgive, just as he has forgiven us. Matthew 5:38-48
Video by One for Israel Ministry
Length: 17 minutes

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God’s anger

God has anger. This is not a sin, but is merely a result of His righteous displeasure with sin and sinners.

God is a just judge, And
God is angry with the wicked every day. —Psalm 7:11 NKJV

NASB and LSB: God is a righteous judge,
And a God who has indignation every day.

“…you [God] hate all evildoers.” —Psalm 5:5 ESV excerpt

“…by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he [God] condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly…” —2 Peter 2:6 ESV excerpt

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Article Version: May 22, 2024