Don’t do something permanently stupid because you are temporarily upset. (Toby Mac, recording artist)

Have you ever done anything like that? Maybe you hit your thumb with the hammer, threw the hammer away, and it sailed through a glass window. At other times, we just get upset at some personal affront, and we strike out with angry, hurtful words. How do we prevent such harmful acts? Perhaps it’s not just an emotional or anger problem; maybe it’s deeper than that.

Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back. (Proverbs 29:11)

The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)