RICHARD DEAN BROOKS
LOVE IS NOT EASILY ANGERED
1 CORINTHIANS 13:5
13:5 “it does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
Websters: angered – 1. Emotional excitement induced by intense displeasure 2 Loss of self-control from violence of emotions 3. Destructive rage margining on madness 4. Desire or intent to revenge or punish.
How many times are we slow to anger? When kids are screaming, or tracking dirt into the house, or leave the refrigerator door open. Or someone working in the yard cuts the grass too short, or someone cut in front of you in line at the store. I have to say that my Pops was probably the slowest man to anger I ever met. He would never punish us when mad, he would always listen before he spoke or responded. He would always love first. Not that he couldn’t dish out punishment too. But ! BUT! He ALWAYS did it in a loving manor. Seeing him be so slow to anger is one thing I look back on and see as a very Christian trait. Look at God, how many times did the Israelites do things to anger God. We still do it today. But He still loves us so much to give His only Son to die for us and our sins of anger. ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and when you feel the anger slip up ask Jesus to help. Stop, and Pray, and let Jesus control your anger.