A. Anger can be righteous (Mark 3:1-6; cf. Hebrews 7:21-26).
- The word of God can cause righteous indignation (Jeremiah 15:16-17).
- In general, you can be angry and sin not (Ephesians 4:26-27).
- An angry person is so dangerous that it is wise not to befriend that individual (Proverbs 22:24).
- Anger is something one should be able to cut off rather than be overtaken in (Psalms 37:8 and Colossians 3:8).
II. Body: Not Soon Angry (Titus 1:7).
A. What we are looking at is a term that means: “Irascible: — soon angry. Prone to anger” (Strong’s # 3711).
- A person who is soon angry deals foolishly (Proverbs 14:17).
- On the other hand, not getting angry quickly makes one better than the mighty (Proverbs 16:32).
- We will address self-control in another lesson (Titus 1:8).
- What we don’t want is a shepherd who can be easily provoked and blow up (Numbers 20:1-13).
- Instead of the betterment of others, anger can lead a person to seek the destruction of others (Genesis 4:1-10).
- An elder that is slow to anger will be able to defuse situations (Proverbs 15:18).
- This does not mean He ignores sin (Nahum 1:3).
- He does act in anger (Deuteronomy 29:19-24 and Psalms 7:11-12).
- However, He is not so quickly angered that He becomes irrational as a result (Deuteronomy 9:13-29 and Psalms 106:32-45).
- The Lord is our example to follow (Ephesians 5:1-2).
III. Conclusion: Proverbs 14:29
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