I have a definite anger problem.  I occasionally lose my cool at my wife, and recently even got a little mad at my 3 day old baby daughter for waking me up at night.  I sometimes throw a mini tantrum to the point of slapping myself in the face.  I watched my 2 year old imitate me in doing that once and told her to stop, then recognized my hypocrisy and apologized.  

It’s important to say I haven’t committed acts of violence of any sort in the past 13 years of so- at least not since I was a junior in high school and picked a few fights with people here and there.

But this anger is a definite sin. No way to candy coat that.

James 1:19-21 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. 


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