Sunday, June 12, 2011
The Proverbs Challenge -Day 12
16 A fool's displeasure is known at once, but whoever ignores an insult is sensible.
This is a difficult verse to live out. My first instinct is to quickly counterattack any insult thrown my way. Haha. I started to write "I know it's hard for you all to imagine someone insulting me" but I didn't really want to start that conversation.
Anyway, I think it's only possible to really ignore an insult and not show immediate displeasure by allowing God's Spirit to control my thoughts and actions. But the words are true. A quick jab back just leads to further confrontation and anger and more. Ignoring an insult shows some maturity and control of the Spirit.