The one who is slow to anger has great understanding. [Prov 14:29]
The Lord passed by before him and proclaimed: “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger.” The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some regard slowness, but is being patient toward you, because he does not wish for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
Therefore, be imitators of God as dearly loved children. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. For this finds God’s favor, if because of conscience toward God someone endures hardships in suffering unjustly. If you do good and suffer and so endure, this finds favor with God. Christ … suffered for you, leaving an example for you to follow in his steps. When he was maligned, he did not answer back; when he suffered, he threatened no retaliation, but committed himself to God who judges justly.
Be angry and do not sin.
~ Samuel Bagster ~
[Exod 34:6, 2 Pet 3:9, Eph 5:1, Gal 5:22-23, 1 Pet 2:19-21, 1 Pet 2:23, Eph 4:26]