What are the effects of anger? - Anger - TouchPoints

What are the effects of anger?

Genesis 27:41-43Esau hated Jacob because their father had given Jacob the blessing. And Esau began to scheme: . . . “I will kill my brother, Jacob.” But Rebekah heard about Esau’s plans. So she sent for Jacob and told him, “. . . Flee.”

Anger isolates us from others.

Psalm 37:8Stop being angry! . . . Do not lose your temper—it only leads to harm.

James 1:20Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.

Anger produces ungodly actions and evil motives in us.

1 Samuel 20:30-31Saul boiled with rage at Jonathan. . . . “As long as that son of Jesse is alive, you’ll never be king. Now go and get him so I can kill him!”

Anger blinds us to what is really good and right. Saul’s jealous anger blinded him to the fact that God had already chosen David to be the next king because of his godly character. Anger in its strongest form can lead to murder.

Proverbs 15:1A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.

Anger leads to conflict and arguments.