There are acceptable and unacceptable reasons for human anger. Scripture warns of the destructive power of anger and advises moderation.
Reasons for human anger
Jealousy Ge 4:4-5 Also see: 1Sa 17:28; 18:8; 1Ki 21:4; Lk 15:28
Pride Jnh 4:1 Also see: 2Sa 3:8; 6:8; 2Ki 5:11; 2Ch 26:19
The truth 2Ch 16:10 Hanani had prophesied against the king. Also see: Nu 24:10; Jer 37:15
Human anger is sometimes justified Ex 32:19 Also see: Ex 11:8; 16:20; Nu 16:15; Lev 10:16; 1Sa 11:6; 20:34; 2Sa 12:5; Ne 5:6; Mk 3:5; Lk 14:21
Results of human anger
Strife Ge 4:8 Also see: 1Sa 20:30; Ps 124:2-3; Pr 29:22; 30:33
God’s judgment Mt 5:22 Also see: Ge 49:5-7
Sin Jas 1:20 Also see: Ps 4:4; Pr 14:17; 2Co 12:20; Eph 4:26
Dealing with anger
Becoming slow to anger 1Co 13:5 Also see: Ecc 7:9; Tit 1:7; Jas 1:19
Not taking revenge Ro 12:19
Renouncing anger Eph 4:31 Also see: Ps 37:8; Col 3:8; 1Ti 2:8
Say this prayer: Father in heaven, Thank you for sending your Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for the forgiveness of my sin. Lord Jesus, please forgive me for all of my sins. Come into my heart, and be my Lord and Savior. Please, help me live for you and fill me with your Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.