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The God Kind of Love (Day 4) Love is not easily angered

Welcome to Day 4 of the God Kind of Love Blog Series.

This series is inspired by the characteristics of Love mentioned in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a.

The focus of todays blog is Love is not easily angered /provoked in 1 Corinthians 13:5.

Yesterday we learnt about having respectful love. Click here to read yesterday's blog post.

This blog post has been the hardest to write so far due to challenges I have with managing my anger at times.

Anger can be described as "a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; ire."

Source ( app) accessed 4.2.23

Anger is a strong emotion which tends to signify a feeling loss of control, not having your needs met or not being heard. Anger tends to be rooted in sin.

Anger in the original Biblical Greek text is the word paroxunó.

Phonetic pronounciation (par-ox-oo'-no).

It is defined as being emotional provoked or roused to anger or to iritate.

Anger tends to have negative connotations.

However, the Bible talks about having righteous anger or indignation.

Matthew 21:12-13 shows Jesus getting angry at people for selling in the House of God.

Then Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those selling doves. And He declared to them, “It is written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer.’ But you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’

Indignation is the only form of anger which is acceptable according to the Bible.

Righteous anger occurs when you are defending sins/actions which are not right in the sight of God.

There are many different scriptures which warns of the impact of anger.

Proverbs 15:1

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

James 1:19-20

For the Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Ephesians 4:26

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

There are many Bible verse about anger.

In our relationships, conflicts or misunderstandings may occur, we need to

remember that we need to work on loving in a calm manner which is the opposite of anger.

Answer the following questions to help you to begin working on anger.

  1. What events or situations in your life cause you to feel anger?

  2. How does anger show up in your life?

  3. What is one thing/action you can take to show grace to yourself and others following anger?

  4. What Bible verse will you stand on to help you when it comes to manage anger?

Let me know your answers in the comments.

Yours in sisterly love


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