Saturday, April 30, 2011

He that is slow to wrath ...

Daily Light Devotions - April 30 - Evening

He that is slow to wrath ...

Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. 1

The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, 2

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 3

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 4

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 5

For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 6

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 7

1 Prov 14:29;
2 Exo 34:6;
3 2 Pet 3:9;
4 Eph 5:1,2;
5 Gal 5:22,23;
6 1 Pet 2:19-21,23;
7 Eph 4:26

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