Human anger is typically founded in our prideful justification to defend ourselves or multiple other reasons. Although it is possible for us to have a righteous indignation, most human anger rises up and reacts as a result of a carnal reaction to outward influences.
Proverbs 16:32 TLV shows us, “Better to be slow to anger than a mighty warrior. One who controls his temper is better than one who conquers a city.”
Anger distorts our perception of things and blinds us from reality. We can’t think rationally and lovingly when we are angry because usually our flesh rises up when we are angry.
Be angry, yet do not sin.” Do not let the sun go down on your anger, nor give the devil a foothold. Ephesians 4:26,27 TLV
Harsh words don’t bring good results and stir up strife. We are exhorted in scripture to seek peace and ensue it. This is highly difficult to do when we are angry. Anger can destroy relationships, and even marriages.
Human anger is normally portrayed as sinful in Scripture and anger against Elohim is always a sin. Anger becomes sin when we allow it to boil over unrestrained which results in hurt being multiplied and leaving destruction in its path.
Prudence makes one slow to anger and his glory is to overlook an offense.
Proverbs 19:11 TLV
But I say to you that whoever is wroth with his brother without a cause shall be liable to judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raka!’ shall be liable to the Sanhedrin. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be liable to fire of GěHinnom.
Matthew 5:22 TS2009
If we have righteous indignation it means we are angry at things that makes Elohim angry. However, many times in our flesh we have trouble controlling our anger and instead our anger controls us. We truly need to be filled with the Holy Spirit so that we are in control of our anger. A person who cannot control their anger is revealing that they are not filled with the Holy Spirit.
By their fruits you shall know them. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles? So every good tree yields good fruit, but a rotten tree yields wicked fruit. A good tree is unable to yield wicked fruit, and a rotten tree to yield good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, by their fruits you shall know them – Matthew 7:16-20 TS2009
Anger is a deadly sin and is defined as the uncontrolled feeling of hatred and wrath. Unlike righteous indignation, the sin of anger is understood as a deep drive to cling to hateful feelings for others. This kind of anger many times seeks vengeance.
Considering anger as an experience, passion, or feeling requires some distinctions, however. Not all anger is sinful or necessarily a deadly sin. Throughout the Gospels, Yeshua HaMashiach manifests quite a lot of anger and projects many denunciations, often accompanied by the phrase, “Woe to you!” In this way, He spoke in much the same way as all the prophets before Him. He was defending our Heavenly Father in every instance and not himself.
Many times anger comes out of fear. Anger can emerge for unholy reasons. Some of the things we fear we should not. Some of our fears cause or are rooted in pride or an inordinate need for status or affirmation; some come from misplaced priorities. For example, we may be excessively concerned with money, possessions, or popularity; this can trigger inordinate fear about things that should not matter to us. This fear gives rise to feeling threatened with loss or regression, which in turn triggers anger. We ought not to be so concerned with these things because they are rooted in pride, vanity, and materialism.
Dealing with anger many times requires removing fear from our lives.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are filled with plunder and unrighteousness. Blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and dish, so that the outside of them becomes clean too. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you are like whitewashed tombs which outwardly indeed look well, but inside are filled with dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. So you too outwardly indeed appear righteous to men, but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and lawlessness.
Mat 23:25-28 TS2009
And we have known and believed the love that Elohim has for us. Elohim is love, and he who stays in love stays in Elohim, and Elohim in him. By this love has been perfected with us, in order that we might have boldness in the day of judgment, because as He is so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear holds punishment, and he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
1 John 4:16-18 TS2009
When we grow in love, even loving our enemies, when our heart is perfected in love, only then will we see more clearly. Embrace Messiah’s Love and don’t let go of it. Practice it daily, the more you do the better you will get at it. See people through the eyes of love, rather than anger and your eyes will be opened more. When someone does you wrong, bless them instead. Don’t give way to the devil. Overcome evil with good.
Repay no one evil for evil; give thought to what is good in the eyes of all people. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live in shalom with all people. Never take your own revenge, loved ones, but give room for God’s wrath—for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine; I will repay,” says Adonai. Rather, “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. For by doing so you will heap coals of fire upon his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:17-21 TLV