Anger is a Secondary Emotion
- 2013 5 May
The Bible has much to say about anger—and most of it concerns avoiding it. Why does Scripture speak out so soundly on this emotion? Why is anger lumped together with other very destructive emotions and processes? “But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander and filthy language from your lips” (Colossians 3:8). I believe the answer is because the results of anger are always destructive, not to be confused with righteous indignation, which can have beneficial outcomes for good. How do you express anger? Are you aware of the underlying feelings beneath your anger?
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