Friday, February 3, 2012

Proverbs 29:22 commentary; angry and furious

22 ¶ An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

This is a reference to those persons who have an angry spirit, who are wrathful by nature, and short tempered by habit. Such a man or woman creates trouble and excels at doing wrong and committing sin. No man or woman’s angry nature does anyone around them any good. If you are the kind of person who explodes, turns over furniture, and throws things when angry; who rips people apart with their verbal abuse and possibly lays vengeful hands on someone physically weaker than yourself then you are in bad need of repentance and forgiveness for your wickedness.

The young man is warned not to associate with such persons;

Proverbs 22:24 ¶ Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: 25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.

When you meet a person who always seems to have a pot boiling just beneath the surface, ready to explode into fury and rage, avoid that person like the plague. If you know a person like that pray for them and do your best to get away from them. They are not pleasing to God or man. The only god they can worship is their own will and they are the center of their universe. Everyone else around them is a mere prop in their life’s drama, its all about them, and you are really no more important to them than a piece of machinery which can be easily replaced. Anger management therapy? They don’t need “help” like that. They need Christ.

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