Counter Intuitive Wisdom
Biblical wisdom feels backwards to our human nature. Over and over the Bible gives a different perspective on life and truth. Jesus said things like “...the last will be first, and the first last” (Matthew 20:16 ESV).
Here in today’s reading (Proverbs 19-21) we find another example of the difference between biblical teaching and conventional human wisdom. Where society tells us to assert ourselves and look out for number one, Proverbs 19:11 tells us to be slow to anger and to overlook faults.
In this age of social media, anger spews forth and faults pile up. Will you be sucked in to the fray or be slow to anger and overlook wrongs done?
God is glorified by those who resist the temptation to blast away and let anger fly. Take heed to this warning when pressure to erupt comes.
[For more reflections on this passage see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].
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