Daily Bible Reading: Proverbs 28 – 29
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 29:11 – “A fool uttereth all his anger; But a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it.”
Growing up I was often reminded of the old sage advice from Abraham Lincoln, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” This verse today from our readings in Proverbs touches on this concept.
We are foolish to take offense and respond in anger to every criticism and offense that we encounter. We should stop, think through what is happening, and see if God may be trying to teach us some important and vital lesson. Contrary to what I would prefer, sometimes God uses painful lessons to teach us. Sometimes, it takes this pain for God to get through to us.
Today, when feeling like striking out and back, stop and ask God what can you learn from this opportunity.
Prayer: Open my eyes that I might see Your Hand leading and guiding me. Amen.