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You’ve been offended. Now what?

“A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”  Proverbs 19:11.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Proverbs 19-21, and Romans 12.

Nothing mentioned here about taking revenge!

I have declared before that I can be very impatient.  I get fed up with deficiencies in myself and in others.  I want the world to operate in a certain way……and it doesn’t always do that.

I guess, according to today’s verse, that makes me an unwise person.

If I am filled with the Holy Spirit I will handle offenses wisely.

I must start each day tight to God.  I must declare to Him that I want to do His Will.

I must have Him beside me as I go through my day.  I must pray (to Him) without ceasing.

But I don’t act wisely so often.  I have presented the solution.  Will I turn completely to Him?

“Lord, have Your Way with me.  Take me over.  Guide me.  Direct me.  Prick my conscience when I am off-course.  Forgive me for wandering off on my own.  Nothing Godly happens when I do that.  When will I learn?  Help me, Lord.  I love You, Father.”

How are you doing handling offenses?

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