Why do we usually get angry? - Anger - TouchPoints

Why do we usually get angry?

Numbers 22:29“You have made me look like a fool!” Balaam shouted.

We get angry when our pride is hurt.

Genesis 4:4-5The Lord accepted Abel and his gift, but he did not accept Cain and his gift. This made Cain very angry.

We get angry when someone else is preferred or acknowledged over us.

2 Chronicles 26:18-19“Get out of the sanctuary, for you have sinned. . . .” Uzziah, who was holding an incense burner, became furious.

Esther 3:2-5But Mordecai refused to bow down or show [Haman] respect. . . . [Haman] was filled with rage.

We get angry when we don’t get our way.

1 Samuel 18:8This made Saul very angry. “What’s this?” he said. “They credit David with ten thousands and me with only thousands. Next they’ll be making him their king!”

We get angry when we become jealous of what others have or have done.

2 Chronicles 16:7-10“Because you have put your trust in the king of Aram instead of in the Lord your God, you missed your chance to destroy the army of the king of Aram.” . . . Asa became so angry with Hanani for saying this that he threw him into prison.

We get angry when we are confronted about our sinful actions and are exposed.