Why a Christian Should Always Resist Anger

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God, through his word, admonishes every Christian to follow peace with everyone and refrain from anger (Hebrews 12:14)

Anger gives place to the devil to act his will in the life of an individual. Someone can be angry but shouldn't allow the anger to remain in the heart for too long (Ephesians 4:26-27).

Abraham was peaceful. He didn't give room for anger when there was strife between his herdsmen and the herdsmen of Lot, his nephew. He made a peaceful resolution with him (Genesis 13:7-9).

Such conduct, as Abraham, is expected from every Christian to refrain from strife and make peace with everyone in their environment. 

A man of peace with his neighbors is a man with great understanding (Proverbs 14:29). The Bible calls the opposite who doesn't control anger a fool (Proverbs 12:16).

A person given to strife is considered wise and smart by some and the gentle is seen as foolish. This is not true. A person quick to anger is a sign that he lacks patience and patience is one of the key Christian virtues we need for a good life on Earth. 

Peacefulness in the life of a person is a sign he is a child of God. The Bible says the peacemakers will be called the children of God (Matthew 5:9). Peacemakers aren't only those that settle disputes, but those who live in peaceful coexistence with their neighbors. 

A Christian should always resist anger because it stirs up strife and contention (Proverbs 15:18). When there is contention, everything goes into disarray and no meaningful development in the life of individuals is achieved. 

Anger does not make one righteous. It defiles (James 1:20). Jesus says what goes into the man does not defile him, but what comes out of him. The words of anger from the heart of a person defile the person (Matthew 15:18-20).

Slowness to anger is good. It makes people live in peaceful coexistence with one another (Proverbs 15:18). There's development in an environment that lives in peace and transformation of the individuals that live in it. 

Wrath leads to evil. Some, due to anger, have done mischief like murder. Anger has destroyed many relationships and marriages.

Let everyone be slow to speak, quick to listen, and slow to wrath (James 1:19-20).

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