Posted by: Anne | July 16, 2016

the proof is in the doing

“A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.” Proverbs 12:16

The other morning I was studying the section of Proverbs that says: A fool shows his annoyance, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.

I said to the Lord, “You know, that’s great, that’s tremendous! That’s where I want to be, Lord. That’s for me today.” Within two hours after I arrived at my office, I did not ignore what I saw as an insult. I showed my annoyance immediately!

All of the good spiritual input that we receive and enjoy is put to the test as we relate to other people. My real growth that morning did not take place as I was reading the Bible verse and thinking, “Isn’t that marvelous?” The real growth came from blowing it and realizing I had really blown it. “Lord, forgive me. Wrong way. No good. Bring me another test and help me respond properly.” That’s growth.

By Pamela Reeve, taken from “Women’s Devotional Bible”

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