Thought for today: Slow To Wrath

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Anger can take many forms and find many different ways of expression. It may be a hasty ebullition quickly evaporating, and if circumstances are favourable, leaving no bitterness behind. Sometimes after such an explosion men are better friends for having quarrelled. There is grave danger in this quick boiling of anger, however. It is so easy for something to be done or said, the effects of which will linger all through life. Lives have been lost and lives have been ruined through only a few moments of unstrained anger. Words hastily uttered and meaning little more than an expression of momentary annoyance, may have enduring effects with such complex action and reaction that no one could possibly trace their course or even guess the sum of the evil wrought. A man of hasty temper may soon forget the words that gave relief to his angry feelings. He might be apalled if he could know the full effect of his momentary loss of control. One who is naturally of quick temper and hasty speech may well take to heart the Spirit’s warning. Let him learn to be “slow to wrath,” to rule his spirit and to guard the door of his mouth.

– Islip Collyer, Principles and Proverbs, page 202


Additional reading:

  1. The business of this life
  2. We all have to have dreams
  3. Doest thou well to be Angry?
  4. Be ye angry and sin not
  5. Malefactors becoming your master
  6. She who sows thistles will reap prickles
  7. He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger
  8. The first on the list of the concerns of the saint
  9. The Mountain: Radical Love
  10. Unconditional love
  11. A love not exempting us from trials
  12. The works we have to do according to James
  13. Be holy
  14. God does not change
  15. Singing gift from God
  16. Running away from the past
  17. 112314 – A Peculiar People
  18. Restitution
  19. Coming Out Of The Bipolar Closet


Further reading

  1. Help Me Help Me
  2. The girl who cried help
  3. Comedy and Tragedy: Prologue Part 1
  4. Escalator
  5. A few weeks ago..
  6. Anger
  7. Jealousy and Guilt
  8. Original Sin
  9. Shut your mouth!
  10. How to… Piss me off
  11. Anger management and Pretty Woman
  12. In case you didn’t know..
  13. I want nothing short of phenomenal.
  14. I can’t make anyone happy
  15. 060616) im grieving; im growing
  16. So Tired I Want to Cry
  17. when in anger…
  18. A-Holes Can Be All Around
  19. The Person I was Supposed to Become
  20. It is what it is.
  21. The Wrong Side of the Bed



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5 responses to “Thought for today: Slow To Wrath

  1. In many verses James comes straight to the point; the challenge to develop and then maintain Christ-like behaviour in a godless world. James encourages us to be among those “who remains steadfast under trial, […]

    We always should be very careful not to let us be carried away by others tempting us to become angry with what they say or do. We should try to be stronger than those temptations who could bring us to become an adversary of God. Let the satans stay in their world whilst we prefer to live in the world of Christ.

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  2. James 1:2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you fall into various temptations, 1:3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

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