Ecclesiastes 7:9 Do not be quick in your spirit to be angry, for irritation settles in the bosom of fools.
We are reminded in this text that anger lies in the bosom of fools. Therefore, we MUST not be so quick in our hearts to get angry.
Anger is a serious problem, not only in the world, homes or in families, but anger is also evident among the body of believers.
We all must personally purpose in our hearts and make a conscience decision that we will not bare the burden of carrying around anger and spewing out it's poison on others.
When the opportunity to be angry pops up it's ugly head, deal with it in a biblical manner immediately so that satan does not take advantage of the opportunity and cause you to later regret what anger either caused you to say or do.
What we need to take notice of what anger is what to do with it. Yes, this is what matters the most. How are we filtering our anger?
In our attempt to be angry, the Apostle Paul reminds us of these words in Ephesians 4:26-In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.
It is not wrong to be angry. You may have a right for being angry, but, do not let sin get a foothold in your anger. There is righteous and sinful anger.
Sinful anger has damaged and or destroyed many families and marriages. It has caused many to loose good job, relationships and lots of other things.
When anger begin to fest in your head, immediately go to the Lord either through His Word or in prayer and ask Him for wisdom in how to filter it His way and He will aide you in doing just that.
All of us have to trust God to help us in all areas of our lives, even in our emotions.
Proverbs 19:20-Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 14:17 Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.
Proverbs 14:29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding [and profits from his self-control, but he who is quick-tempered exposes and exalts his foolishness for all to see.
James 1:19-20 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
The wise man listens to godly advice, accepts instruction, continually and proactively seeks out wise counsel.
Seeking godly counsel has many benefits. It not only gives us another set of eyes and ears but it buys us time to think of our options and not allow us to run on in our own way and make decisions that could be detrimental to our future.
Remember before you speak that anger is identified with fools and the words spoken in anger can not be taken back.