For God is at work within you, helping you want to obey him, and then helping you do what he wants.
In everything you do, stay away from complaining and arguing so that no one can speak a word of blame against you.
You are to live clean, innocent lives as children of God in a dark world full of people who are crooked and stubborn. Shine out among them like beacon light.
Anger is the root of hatred and violence, and no matter who you are it will always lead to destruction.
So instead of allowing negative emotions to dictate your behavior, you should recognize God’s work in your life, be thankful for His mercy and patients, and use your God-given gifts to help others.
The Bible, Simplified