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Proverbs 19:11 —
A person's wisdom yields patience;
it is to one's glory to overlook an offense.

Often, overlooking a wrong — giving it a free pass and simply letting it go — is commendable, such as when your spouse or friend or colleague said something insensitive to you or misjudged your motive or gave credit to someone else for something you did. Isn't it true that most of our anger comes from feeling slighted, disrespected or not given our due? How often do we get our hackles up because Jesus has been slighted, disrespected and not given his due? Chances are that there is disproportion there in all our hearts. Of course, there are times when overlooking an offense is a cop-out. Confrontation is unpleasant, and often we fear its outcome. But when God's name is dishonored, or when a Christian persists in unrepentant sin, or when someone demonstrates repeated disregard for the welfare of others, overlooking the offense might be more foolish than wise for all involved.

by Anonymous

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