The work of the Holy Spirit can help make the fuse longer.
God's anger is totally consistent with His character.
But, God is slow to anger. (II Peter 3:9)
“Huponome” = endurance
long-suffering – dealing with people
endurance – dealing with circumstances
Losing your cool too early is a sign of inner conflict and spiritual weakness.
vs. 11 “you have been strengthened with power so that you may have endurance and patience.”
Patience comes through the process of walking daily with the Lord.
God develops the fruit of patience by allowing you to be in situations where you have to demonstrate it.
Why we lose patience
1. shortcomings of others - II Timothy 4:2
2. things haven't happened the way you were expecting them to- James 5:7
3. You have been continually mistreated- I Timothy 1:15
You have to be patient if you want to be patient.