James 1:20–because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
In the previous verse, we say that we should be slow to anger. This verse gives us the why. When we get angry, our anger and the results of our anger don’t bring about the righteousness that God desires from us. There are times when God gets angry, about sin, about injustice, and when we get angry about the things that god gets angry about, that will bring about righteousness. However, most of our anger and most of the times that we get angry, it’s because of human, selfish, and prideful reasons. Are we allowing human anger to overwhelm us and direct our action? We must be slow to anger for our human anger doesn’t produce the righteousness that God desires.
Father, I will not spend my time getting angry about the petty things in my life. I will be slow to anger today. I want my life to produce the righteousness that You desire, so teach me how to respond in situations that would typically make me angry for selfish and prideful reasons. I praise You and thank You for all that You are doing in my life.