Proverbs 19:11

“11 A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.”

Why is it so hard to turn the other cheek? Pride. How much more could we accomplish if we turned the other cheek and reacted from love instead of anger? If we honestly confronted the wrong from a place of peace instead of upset? Think about the impact on resentments. It’s hard to have a resentment when reacting with love.

Wisdom yields patience. Patience allows us to react in love, to be present in the moment instead of being fueled by anger anchored and rooted in the past. Tough lessons to learn, an even harder command to live by. Yet, it’s a choice.  Choices beget action.  Action begets consequences.

Wouldn’t you rather strive to be doing things that are pleasing to God instead of giving Satan room to move into your head?  Even if you don’t care, is an angry response worth the damage it causes?

There is a better way and it starts with loving like God loves us.

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