Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Word for Today!


Longsuffering

Makrothumia (μακροθυμεω) – Longsuffering is that quality of self-restraint in the face of provocation which does hastily retaliate or promptly punish; it is the opposite of anger, and is associated with mercy, and is used of God.

The verb means: “to be patient, to bear with,” literally “to be long-tempered.”

Luke 18:7; I Thessalonians 5:4, James 5:7; II Peter 3:9

3 comments:

Lynn Proctor said...

wonderful reminder--but we must remember it is only through the power of the Holy Spirit that this is even possible:)

Kansas Bob said...

"long-tempered"

A good word for today.

Thanks Gregg!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Long tempered? not always easy Gregg but I do try.


Regarding my IE it was a compatability problem such a simple thing.

Yvonne.