Understand this, my beloved brothers and sisters. Let everyone be quick to hear [be a careful, thoughtful listener], slow to speak [a speaker of carefully chosen words and], slow to anger [patient, reflective, forgiving]; for the [resentful, deep-seated] anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God [that standard of behavior which He requires from us]. James 1:19,20 The Amplified Bible I had to remind myself of this verse this morning. Because I am angry. Life happens – situations and circumstances happen that make us angry. I was not slow to anger – I hit angry in about 6.2 seconds.