Slow to anger, quick to praise

Pondering Proverbs 19:11
“Good sense makes one slow to anger,
and it is his glory to overlook an offense.”

My take: Man oh man is this a hard one. There is so much wrong in this half fallen world, yet so much good at the same time. Paradox everywhere. It causes me to think of the Scripture, ‘be at peace with others as possible’ or better yet, ‘do unto others as you wish to be done unto ‘ – the pure golden rule. But yet inspired Solomon does not say we should not get angry but rather be ‘slow to anger’, not to be hasty. I love what Stephen Covey teaches in the ‘8th habit’ book where he implores us to be cognisent and prepared to effectively handle the space between an action and our reaction. That middle ground is so critical. That’s were wisdom should rule. That’s what seperates a wise man from a fool and enlightened humans from the animals.

My prayer: Holy Spirit I need your guidance and the wisdom of God’s Word to guide me in this tumultuous world. Help me to see things from your perspective. Your ways are much higher than mine but help me to rise to at least kite height. Help me to be slow to anger and quick to overlook. Help me to major on the major things, not the minors.

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