Anger & Judgement -Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger.

United States
April 11, 2013 6:19pm CST
When you're angry at someone it can be hard to be reasonable with your words and actions towards them. It's important to realize that none of us are perfect; so before judging and criticizing someone else for their wrong-doings, you must evaluate yourself first for any sins and mistakes you've made. Remember, the Bible says this; "But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgement. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca' (a term of contempt and anger) is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool' will be in danger of the fire of hell. Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the alter and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the alter. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. [Matthew 5:22-24] This means that before we go before God with judgement and shame, we must be spiritually clean, having nothing shameful within us. The Bible also says "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". [James 1:19-20] So, we must be quick to deal with our judgements and contempt so we can fulfill a good and righteous life like God has planned for us.
2 responses
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
12 Apr 13
To begin with, thanks so much for the discussion. I have learned quite a lot from it and I am totally convinced of the statement--Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger. If all of us can follow this statement and understand the real essence of it, we will be peaceful-minded and enjoy more of our life and work. Thanks again and take care.
• United States
12 Apr 13
You're very welcome, and thank you for your response! I definitely agree and feel the statement of being quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger should be everyone's moto in life. Things would go so much smoother in this world if we could all agree to live life in a better manner. A song I enjoy listening to that kind of goes along with this topic (I hope you agree) is "If Today Was Your Last Day" by Nickelback. If everyone knew when their last day here on Earth was, we'd all probably act a bit different. Thank you again for your comment!
• United States
12 Apr 13
There probably wouldn't be as many broken homes today if everyone took to heart that advice.