The Wisdom To Overlook Offenses

An opportunity to exercise wisdom today,

“Wisdom makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook offense.” (Proverbs 19:11)

I’ve often heard people debate rather or not one has to forgive, or should forgive, when there’s been no repentance. However, for me, the proverb demonstrates that there are, at least, some offenses that require no repentance for me to forgive because I should have the wisdom to overlook the offense in the first place. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him” (James 1:5)

Other passages to consider: Proverbs 16:32; 20:3; Matthew 6:12, 14-15; Mark 11:25; Colossians 3:12-13

Other post in this series:

Imitate Christ By Forgiving Others;

God’ Prescription For Overcoming Evil;

An Angry Heart Is The Devil’s Domain;

Loose Lips Cause Rifts

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