March Madness—A Biblical Course in Anger Management: Actions by Anonymous

March Madness—A Biblical Course in Anger Management: Actions by Anonymous

   Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod. Numbers 20:11

Recommended Reading: Numbers 20:1-13

   In May 1962 a new comic book showed up on newsstands The Incredible Hulk—about Dr. Bruce Banner, who, when enraged with angry surges of adrenaline, was transformed into a huge, green-skinned humanoid. It is an image we can identify with because strong anger has a way of transforming our personalities for a few moments and making us destructive people.

   Psychologist Dr. Joshua Klapow warns, “Anger is a highly physiological emotion. There are so many changes going on when we are angry that we literally become a different person—if only temporarily—if we are angry enough. Adrenaline rushes through our body causing us to feel strong and ready to act. We very much go from ‘normal’ to an ‘Incredible Hulk’ state.”

   In Numbers 20, God told Moses to speak to the rock and it would bring forth water, but Moses was so enraged at the people that he struck the rock twice. It was a brief act of anger, but it kept Moses from leading Israel into the Promised Land.

   Robert Ingersoll said, “Anger is the wind that blows out the lamp of the mind.” Don’t let the winds of March madness blow across your mind this month.

   Anger is one letter short of danger.