“An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.”
(Proverbs 29:22, KJV)
“We find out in Proverbs 29:22 that anger brings strife. This focuses on an angry man and… a furious man. The angry person… stirs up dissension. The angry person causes sin in himself, [and] also in others. The word translated as “furious” literally means “heat.” A furious person is hot-headed. This is the opposite of the person who knows how to restrain temper and tongue. An angry person, a hot-headed person, is to be avoided. Why? Because the Bible says, they “aboundeth in transgression” and, ultimately will pay the penalty for the multitude of sins (Proverbs 19:19).
“So, we have a need to restraint because continual thoughtless conversation may lead to sin. And here, Solomon reminds us that wisdom restrains that little bitty tongue. Rashly spoken words put the speaker on the level of a hopeless fool. And we don’t want to be on that level. Unnecessary and undisciplined anger will lead to sin and it will create chaos. Troublemakers do not promote peace. If you are a troublemaker, you do not promote peace and, according to the Bible, if we are not peacemakers, we’re not the children of God. Uncontrolled anger leads to sin. Make no mistake – there is a difference between righteous indignation (which means to take a stand) and the uncontrolled, unbridled anger which leads to sin. God, therefore, demands that we have self-control.”
Evangelist Angela Sanders, First Lady of Shiloh Temple COGIC
October 2, 2011, From the Radio Broadcast “The Sunday School Review,” (Airs live http://www.WESLRADIO.com every Sunday at 8AM)