Love is not easily provoked. Are you EASILY provoked? We all get provoked but it gets harmful for us if we are easily provoked. The repercussions of hosting evil spirits like hatred, anger and the likes weaken us spiritually.
Love protects our heart from wicked provocation. While we may not always have wicked people attack us; what about those in church or family who you dislike?
When Believers are easily provoked …
Peter was easily provoked when Samaria rejected Jesus (Luke 9:55). He was so enraged because his Master Jesus was rejected he wanted Jesus to bring fire down from heaven. Forgetting the very fact that Jesus had come to save and not to destroy.
“For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.” (Luke 9:56)
Moses was easily provoked when he killed the Egyptian who bullied his brethren (Exodus 2:11,12). He had grown up in the house of pharaoh. An upbringing that was fully carnal and filled with earthly pride and violence. The same Moses, 40 years later was called the humblest man on earth. While he did lead Israel having shed all the older carnal natures. He was tested again by his own people. He was again provoked to smite the Rock for water. Rather than speak to the rock. This disobedience cost him his physically entering Canaan.
We live in a world where the slightest provocation causes issues to trend online. Many issues have gone beyond the online world into offline where people have ended up killing the innocent. Outrage is the currency of those who want to divide the world and control the mass population.
It’s a sad sinful world we live in. Not for long. Jesus is coming soon. Turn to Him in prayer and supplication for a broken world. Maranatha, Praise God and amen!