THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was
speeding down Main Street.
"But officer," the man said, "I can explain."
"Just be quiet!!!" snapped the officer. "...or I'm going to let
you cool off in jail until the chief gets back."
"But officer, I just wanted to say...."
"And I said KEEP QUIET! Now you're going to jail!"
An hour later, (after booking) the officer said, "Lucky for you
that the chief's at his daughter's wedding. He'll be in a good
mood when he gets back."
"Don't count on it," said the man in the cell. "I'm the groom!"
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding:
but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Light from the Word.
Usually, we must be careful about how we react to
The person who is "slow to wrath" exhibits patience
and exalts "understanding."
This person is FIRST, well aware of his/her own faults,
he/she is more aware of the shortcomings of others.
And, those who are "slow to wrath," usually don't allow
provocation to overcome them.
Now, there are some who just often fly off the handle.
They are "hasty of spirit" and exalt "folly."
To me that means they're quick to anger and exhibit "folly."
That "folly" (or foolishness) usually catches them off
guard, like the officer above.
"Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking
be put away from you, with all malice. "
(Eph 4:31 NKJV)