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A short-tempered man is a fool. It's in the Bible, Ecclesiastes 7:9, TLB. "Don't be quick-tempered—that is being a fool." It's in the Bible, Proverbs 19:11, TLB. "A wise man restrains his anger and overlooks insults. This is to his credit." It's in the Bible, Proverbs 16:32, TLB "It is better to be slow-tempered than famous; it is better to have self-control than to control an army."
Get over anger quickly. It's in the Bible, Ephesians 4:26-27, TLB. "If you are angry, don't sin by nursing your grudge. Don't let the sun go down with you still angry—get over it quickly; For when you are angry you give a mighty foothold to the devil."
What does Jesus warn about anger? It's in the Bible, Matthew 5:22, NKJV. " But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire."
How does God relate to anger? It's in the Bible, Psalm 103:8, NKJV "The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy."
How does Love relate to anger? It's in the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:5, NIV. "It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."
Don't fight back when wronged. It's in the Bible, I Peter 3:9, TLB "Don't repay evil for evil. Don't snap back at those who say unkind things about you. Instead, pray for God's help for them, for we are to be kind to others, and God will bless us for it."
Anger produces strife. It's in the Bible, Proverbs 30:33, NIV. "For as churning the milk produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife."
How should we react to someone's anger? It's in the Bible, Proverbs 15:1, NKJV. "A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger"
Why do we forgive, rather than continue to be angry? Because God forgave us. It's in the Bible, Ephesians 4:30-32, NKJV. " And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you."