“…It is to One’s Glory to Overlook an Offense.”
―Proverbs 19:11 (New International Version)
Live in that Glory. It’s an honor, a reverence for oneself and for others, to look up and over the offense. Let’s not stare at it, contemplate it, look down at it in dismay. Can you look forward rather than rehearse the past?
It is a tough call, especially if we are hurt. But it’s a good principle at work and home. A beautiful standard to which we can aspire in life.
Let’s move forward to what’s next: There is another act opening soon. Look forward to it!
Proverbs 19:11 is part of the Proverbs of Solomon, found in Proverbs 10-22:16. The specific section consists of two parts: the first contrasts the wise man and the fool (or the righteous and the wicked) and the second addresses wise and foolish speech. The Proverbs of Solomon and all other Proverbs raise questions of values, moral behavior, the meaning of life and right conduct.
Bio Source: Wikipedia: Proverbs
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