Wisdom when we are Angry
Rusty Wirt   -  

Title: Wisdom when we are Angry

Main Verse: James 1:19-21


Key Thought: We all feel anger. But when anger is unregulated, it brings forth sin. This can be especially true when we don’t handle our trials well. So how do we express anger without hurting others and our relationship with God. James gives us some insight in how to do this.


Two Perspectives on Anger

  • Biological explanation of anger
  • Biblical explanation of anger (We are to be angered by the same things that anger God, Proverbs 6:16-19)


Supporting Points: 

  • When it comes to controlling anger, we must use our minds (1:19)
  • We are to know (as opposed to being deceived)
  • This is a command
  • This knowledge it to be cultivated before we are angry
  • Next, James engages our will (1:20)
  • Quick to hear (hurry up and listen)
  • Meaning to perceive, understand, comprehend what is said
  • Listen with your eyes, your body, your mouth
  • Slow to speak (speak we must, but only after we have full listened)
  • Slow to anger
  • Personal anger does not bring our God’s very best in our relationships (1:21)




One a scale of 1-10, how good of listener are you (with 10 being superb listener)?

One a scale of 1-10, how slow are you to interrupt when someone is talking?

One a scale of 1-10, how slow are you to anger?

One a scale of 1-10, how does your anger align with God’s anger?

Take notes below