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Proverbs 25:8 NIV

By August 25, 2022No Comments

“do not bring hastily to court, for what will you do in the end if your neighbor puts you to shame?” ‬‬

I am certain of some things. Very often I turn out to be wrong. I get tired of having to correct myself and apologize. Wisdom tells me to stay silent even when I know I’m right…because I’m probably not. But, too often, I still speak with authority. Then I go back and apologize. These consequences would be multiplied if I were going to court based on my confident, albeit incorrect, belief in my opinion. Often I would be spared much embarrassment if I just remained silent and listened. The same is true about taking things to the next level. If people slowed down with their opinions and didn’t take their grievances to the boss, the authorities or even court, peaceful, positive solutions could often replace hostile and divisive outcomes. Where there is a genuine disagreement and the circumstances warrant intervention scripture clearly has a better path to resolution. It involves brothers and sisters in Christ playing a role. There are times I’ve sought out counsel from my pastor. Even better, there are times scripture clearly encourages us to allow ourselves to be wronged and let the offense go. That one does not sit well with most of us due to our human nature. Our human nature, now that’s the problem. Today allow the Spirits nature in you to rule your heart and mind. #BeTheEdge

“The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated?” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:7‬ ‭NIV‬

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