No matter the source of our anger, we must learn to manage it properly so our emotions don’t control us. James shares three key points we should remember. 1) Be quick to listen. Don’t react immediately and take time to ask yourself why you’re angry. 2) Be slow to speak. Think carefully before you say anything and make sure your words honor God. 3) Be slow to get angry. Most everyday situations don’t require your anger so be sure it’s actually worth it.
Questions for further thought:
1. Which of the three points above is most difficult for you?
2. What other emotions do you experience that may be masking themselves as anger?
Challenge: Check out Chip Ingram’s study titled “Emotions that Destroy” on Right Now Media. He explores this topic of anger in depth and shares biblical truth along with insights from his own experiences.
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