Keep your temper under control; it is foolish to harbor a grudge. ~ Ecclesiastes 7:9 (GNT)
Anger is a destructive element which regardless of its cause, has the same effect on our lives.
Anger makes us all stressed up, upsets us, puts us under undue pressure and makes thinking uneasy. Keeping/ harboring anger inside of us has a negative effect on not just our appearance/ looks but also on our health and our relationships with God and man.
Ephesians 4:26-27 (GNT) says “If you become angry, do not let your anger lead you into sin, and do not stay angry all day. Don’t give the devil a chance”
The New International Version (NIV) has Ephesians 4:26-27 written as “In your anger do not sin” : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”
Anger is self punishment in disguise. The person you are angry with might not even know you are angry, so while you keep struggling with it and it keeps affecting your mood, they are busy having fun and making the most of their time.
Anger also give room for the devil. Anger comes with a feeling of revenge or getting back at the one who made you angry, if this is not properly managed it can make you sin against God.
God does not want us to have anything to do with anger, he does not even want us to keep people angry and that is why the bible says
“So if you are about to offer your gift to God at the altar and there you remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar, go at once and make peace with your brother, and then come back and offer your gift to God.“ ~ Matthew 5:23-24 (GNT)
The management of anger is important as you can not be guaranteed by no one that they won’t get you angry ‘cos anger is self dependent. There are people that get angry at others happiness with the excuse that they are being disturbed by their laughter, others do get angry simply by looking at people and not liking what they wear or how they look.
To ensure a smooth and lasting relationship with both God and man, anger management is necessary.
Remember; Ephesians 4:26-27 (NIV) says “In your anger do not sin” : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.“