There may be some; maybe many who profess to know God and say something like, “God does not get angry…” I have heard some say, “Jesus never got angry”; and that statement completely shows their ignorance. Does God get angry? For those who love Jesus; does Jesus, did Jesus ever get angry? Well let us see. First, you must believe what the Scriptures say. If you do not believe the Scriptures you make god and jesus in your own image.
God was angry at Judah and Israel. They had turned their back on Him, rejected His word and His prophets, and gone their own way. The Laments of Jeremiah are a result of their judgment…
“How the Lord has covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in His anger! He cast down from heaven to the earth the beauty of Israel, and did not remember His footstool in the day of His anger.” Lamentations 2:1 (NKJV)
The cloud Jeremiah speaks of is like a wall that prevented His hearing the prayer of the people. God had even told Jeremiah, “Do not pray for this people” (Jeremiah 7:16; 11:14). Why would God command a prophet to not pray for his people? Because they would not listen to God.
There was an arrogance, a pride in the people of Judah which gave them a false sense of security in the eternal covenant of the LORD with them. They were thinking no matter what nothing will happen to us as a nation, as a people. They were wrong. The nation fell to the Babylonians. The people went into 70 years of captivity. The city walls of Jerusalem crumbled, as did their beautiful temple; and the temple properties were all ceased by their conquerors.
The gates of Hell cannot prevail against the Body of Christ, the Church; but sin in the body can wreak havoc. When there is an arrogance and pride that we can live however we choose without hearing the word of the LORD; then, we better start thinking again, and repent with a grieving heart. The child of God can never sin and enjoy it. If you can sin and enjoy it, and never be disciplined for it, then you are not a child of God.
Is God angry today? He is angry at sin. My sin and yours. When we do not confess and forsake our sin we are not in fellowship with God. He has loved us, loves us so much that He gave His holy, righteous, unblemished Son to die for our sins; buried Him, and raised Him again to live eternally. Let us not think that we can continue in sin.
The Psalmist said, “God is angry with the wicked everyday” (Psalm 7:11). I have not answered the question about whether Jesus was ever angry; yes, at least twice. Read John 2:14-15 and Matthew 21:12). Jesus was angry at the pollution of the temple. It was to be a house of prayer for all people.