There were six things that caused Jesus to get angry in the bible.
The Bible says, “Be angry, but don’t sin.” During His sinless life, Jesus showed righteous anger at key times to teach us all lessons that will last forever. Here are six things that hurt His heart and made Him angry.
Be indignant, but don’t sin; Jesus demonstrated His righteous fury at key points in His blameless life to teach us all truths that will last forever. Here are the six emotional triggers that set Him off.
Jesus was severe with hypocrites because they acted the part but were distant from God on the inside. saying to the multitude, “How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck out of your eye,’ while there is a plank in your own eye?” Put the log out of your own eye before you try to get the speck out of your brother’s. Before casting blame on others, we should take stock of our own actions and work to improve them.
Bible-based wealth based on greed
Jesus’ expulsion of the moneychangers is the most revealing example of His visible show of fury. Putting financial gain ahead of spiritual growth by using the church as a means to achieve so is indicative of a misguided motivation, one that places an excessive value on material possessions. Jesus looked at their motives and knew that they weren’t there to meet God but to take advantage of worshippers.
Christ says, “I know your acts, that you are neither cold nor hot; I would that you were cold or hot.” (NIV) He wants his followers to be on fire for God, not on the fence. So, since you are neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. Jesus demands a degree of spiritual intensity that is continually developing in the life of God. Middle of the road faith is off putting because it indicates a believer hesitant to prevail in spiritual matters…becoming like stagnant water.
And after he had looked about at them with indignation, being pained by the hardness of their hearts, he said to the man, “Stretch forth thy hand.” (Mark 3:5) Instead of the conversation being around the power of God’s miracle for healing, the bystanders criticized Jesus of conducting ‘good works’ on the Sabbath. They couldn’t have a pure heart in the presence of God because of their steadfastness to legalism.
During His time on earth, Jesus had a particularly strained relationship with the religious leaders of the day, the Scribes and Pharisees, since they demanded spiritual perfection from others while failing to achieve their own obligations. The heart that lord’s expectations over others that are not of God, exalts the beliefs of man and not the Holy Word of God.
Jesus asked the people to send their spiritual contribution of prayer, fasting and tithes/offering in secret to God. He urged them not to be like others who merely showed these activities to be seen and applauded by others. Because it weakens our capacity to be humble and submitted under the Father’s influence, self-righteousness blocks the flow of Kingdom power through our lives.