Two Kinds of Anger
If you lose your temper, you’ve lost.
There are two kinds of anger. There is “righteous” anger that comes out of a righteous response to sin. This is the kind of anger that Jesus displayed when He chased the money changers out of the Temple (Mark 11:15-17). You might express this type of anger, too. You can express this emotion and still have God in control of your life. In fact, it is the Holy Spirit inside of you that reacts and controls your responses.
The second kind of anger controls you. You lose your temper. You say or do something you later regret. Don’t try to give God credit for this type of anger. He doesn’t have anything to do with it (and He doesn’t want you to, either). This is the kind of anger that the Bible warns against because it can take over control of your life.
Only God should have control of your life. Make sure that your temper is not pushing Him out of His rightful place.
Don’t be quick-tempered, for anger is the friend of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:9