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Copyright May 10, 2004
by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
All Rights Reserved.

Angry Man

It is not a sin to become angry, upset, or mad.
However, to remain that way is exceedingly bad.

It is not wise to lose self-control and by anger be led,
and to say words that never, ever should have been said.

The best way to deal with anger is to forgive and forget.
Force yourself to calm down before the sun has set.

Smiling Man

When you are the object of another person's rage,
Answer meekly and with respect to end their rampage.

Always seek a peaceful solution to all types of anger.
A gentle peacemaker is rarely in any type of danger.

If you control your reactions and seek peace instead,
You will prosper and be blessed and by Grace be led.

Reference Scripture Verses

Ephesians 4:26-27 - "In your anger do not sin" : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.

Ephesians 4:31 - Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

Psalm 37:8 - Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret -- it leads only to evil.

Proverbs 14:29 - A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.

Colossians 3:8 - But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.

Proverbs 15:1 - A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Matthew 5:9 - Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.

Numbers 4:18 - The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion.

Proverbs 16:32 - He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

James 1:19-20 - My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

1 Thessalonians 4:4 - each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable,

Proverbs 19:11 - The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, and his glory is to overlook a transgresion.

Proverbs 29:11 - A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back.

Ecclesiastes 8:9 - Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

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