A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offence.
Proverbs 19:11 NIV
The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, and his glory is to overlook a transgression.
Proverbs 19:11 NKJV
In the last couple of months, I’ve learnt a lot from this verse, especially the last part. At the moment it’s my memory verse, and I need to hear it often! As things pop up in my day – the unfair circumstances, the words that hurt me, and the actions that upset me – I continually repeat to myself to ‘overlook the offence… be slow to anger…. forgive the transgression’. As I reflect on these words I remember whom I’m supposed to be focused on. And the answer, I’ve found, isn’t me.
What are you working on at the moment?