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Discussion Questions:

  • God is described as showing no partiality.
  • What does it mean to show no partiality?
  • Why is it important?
  • Have you been on the receiving end of partial judgment?
  • How does it relate to forming opinions?
  • Why is it important to be slow in forming opinions?
  • What does it mean that God is slow to anger?
  • Why does God's slowness to anger achieve?
  • How can we apply the concept of "slowness to anger" to our service and daily life in general?

What does the Bible say about partiality?

Leviticus 19:15

“You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.

Galatians 3:28

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Romans 2:11

For God shows no partiality.

Acts 10:34-35

So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.

Acts 10:34

So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,

James 2:8

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.

Psalm 98:9

Before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

What does the Bible say about slow to anger?

Jonah 4:2

And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster.

Nehemiah 9:17

They refused to obey and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them, but they stiffened their neck and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them.

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

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