The Seven Abominations of Anger
He who hates, disguises it with his lips, and lays up deceit within himself; when he speaks kindly, do not believe him, for there are seven abominations in his heart; though his hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness will be revealed before the assembly. Proverbs 26:24-26
Anger in itself is not a root issue, it is based on one being hurt or wounded, although it can be inherited through a generational curse. If one is hurt, anger will be the manifestation of the pain caused by being hurt. For instance when you smash your finger when driving a nail, the pain causes you to be angry.
Everyone has been hurt or wounded either by friends, family members or enemies at some point in their life. It is inevitable that we will be hurt sometime in our lives by others, but it is how we deal with it that determines what we store up in our heart that leads to wickedness. God calls these seven sins abominations, and if left unchecked or not repented of they will take root and begin to become strongholds in ones heart.
The Bible describes an abomination as something that is disgusting to God. Idolatry, mix-marriages and unclean foods in the Old Testament were all offensive to God and deemed abominations. As pork is to a Jew, so sin is to God. Jesus died for our sin and because of His great sacrifice we cannot harbor sin within our hearts. To willfully sin against man is to willfully trample upon the blood of the Son of God, which is an abomination in itself.
HURT- Pain received in ones heart causing bitterness to take root that grows into a full blown plant ready to explode on someone.
BITTERNESS- The result of a wound like the prick of a splinter, at first the pain is not felt, but in time begins to get sore and infected.
UN-FORGIVENESS- Holding someone responsible for hurting you by willfully refusing to release them from the charge of guilt.
RETALIATION- Harm inflicted in response to harm received. Vengeance upon an act of aggression against someone.
RESENTMENT- A feeling of angry displeasure at something or someone regarding a wrong committed, an insult, or an injury inflicted.
HATE- An intense feeling of hostility against someone for a wrong incurred.
MURDER- The ultimate act of aggression taken against a person in the taking of their life to satisfy your pain.
ANGER- The result of these seven abominations being acted upon and held in your heart against man and God.
The world revolves around the abominations of anger and the manifestations that produce wars and murder in the hearts of mankind. An eye for an eye are justification enough in most cases that produce the violence and terror that we are experiencing on a global scale. When the roots of anger remain unresolved in the heart of man the results will always end with the devastating effects of destruction and death.
Anger cannot be managed anymore than a wild animal can be tamed or domesticated, it must be resolved. Confession and repentance is the only remedy that can begin to resolve the many faceted manifestations of anger. Forgiveness is the gateway to freedom and by releasing someone that hurt you from their guilt, even though in your eyes they don't deserve it, nonetheless it will make you a peacemaker in the eyes of God.
Confess your trespasses ( unlawful entry on someone else's land or heart ) to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. James 5:16