Don’t have anything to do with foolish
and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
25 Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,
This New Testament passage challenges us to evaluate our anger as it may be associated with pointless argument and quarrels. This mandate indicates the need for reflection on what the anger is about and the best way to process it using kindness and a spirit of teaching that is gentle and productive.
This Timothy verse helps us to consider sharing and communicating our anger with others in a spirit of connection and authenticity. When we learn how to communicate effectively when angry, we give the other person the benefit of understanding what has occurred.
Using the Face of Anger processing model we can evaluate our anger intensity, the way we are experiencing it physically as well as cognitively, and then educate others about the way an injustice was felt to provoke our anger.
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