Given to Anger
Do not associate with a man given to anger.
Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man, Or you will learn his ways And find a snare for yourself.
All the glory, praises and honor be to the Holy Father in Jesus precious name !
Anger is commonly put as a natural emotion that everybody experiences from time to time. Surely, in its natural form hurts the people involved. It hurts emotionally, at times physically and also spiritually. The Bible asks us to put away anger and its associated emotions like bitterness, wrath, malice, clamor, evil speaking, etc. As the following verse says, the anger of a person does not produce the righteousness of God.
for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.James 1:20 ESV
Coming to the subject verse, it clearly asks us not to associate or walk with those who are always angry or hot-tempered. It is natural for a person to become like those with whom he associates with. For a short duration a person may not be affected by others in the group. But definitely, a longer association changes the mindset of the once-righteous person. The Bible says, it is wise not to associate with those at all. For we shall acquire the same qualities of the company. And that association indeed shall become a snare for ourselves.
Therefore brethren, let us be wise and walk according to the word of God. Submit yourselves to Lord Jesus Christ and be led by His Spirit. For Lord the Holy Spirit always guides our walk in the will of the Holy Father. In Jesus precious name walk in the righteousness of the Almighty God. Amen.