Complacence [Heb. šalwâ-‘ease’] (Prov. 1:32); AV PROSPERITY; COMPLACENT [bōṭeḥôṯ—‘careless’] (Isa. 32:9–11); AV CARELESS; NEB “that live at ease,” “who have no cares.” The ease of unrighteousness in the face of God’s judgment is mere complacence before destruction. The peace that issues from
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
COMPLACENCYOf Scripture words expressive of the idea of complacency as distinguished from benevolence, we find in the Heb. of the OT חָפץ, רָצָה, variously rendered in the LXX by θέλειν ἐν, or by some derivative of the verb δέχουαι. In the NT the expressions used are εὐδοκέω, εὐδοκία, εὐαρεστέω,
ComplacencyAn aspect of the goodness of God. It signifies “that approving affection with which God regards His own infinite perfections, and every image and reflection of them … in the sanctified subjects of the new creation” (A. A. Hodge).
ComplacenceThe familiar distinction between benevolent love, consisting of “good giving” or delight in the well-being of another, and the love of complacence, the delight in the beauty of another, was expounded by Edwards within a Trinitarian framework. For Edwards, God’s beauty consists of his holiness,