“Love is not easily angered.”

“Love is not easily angered.”

“This means that it takes a lot to provoke us. We do not rise to the bait and let anger overcome us. The Greek word carries the idea of irritation or sharpness of spirit. Agape, although it is not soft or gullible, also has no “rough edges.” If we are ruled by agape, we will not be prone to violent anger or provocation, always keeping our temper in check. We will not be quick to judge or be hasty in drawing conclusions, but give others the “benefit of the doubt. We will not “fly off the handle” or “go off half-cocked” whenever any little thing does not suit us. Instead, we keep in mind the words of James, Jesus’ half-brother: “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires” (Jas. 1:19b-20).”

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2 comments on ““Love is not easily angered.”

  1. We live in a day and age where people men and women I like or like ticking time bombs This is why so much mental and physical abuse happens among couples When we allow the Spirit of God to rule our lives we learn how to get along and to have peace with one another

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