Thirty minutes before the clock strikes 12 and we are just really, really hungry.
The other side of the counter, however, is filled with tired crew who has been working the whole day.
Any wrong word
Any misconduct at this point
Can lead into a dramatic and abusive exchange of unwanted words.
Words and actions one may regret
And those one could not get back.
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention. Proverbs 15:18
When the heat on both sides touches each others’ nerves, we have to remind ourselves the following:
- Our stomach is not the master, that it does not have control over us. We may be extremely tired and hungry, but we shouldn’t lose it all for one single (simple) meal. Jacob & Esau‘s story. 🙂
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts foolishness. Proverbs 14:29
- Who should show an example? Who has God’s love? Who should understand? Who should be more patient? Who should be kind and have self-control? The one who bears the fruit of having a relationship with God.
Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 19:11