A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.
This devotional comes after an instance sorry that that came about last week, and there is strength and overlooking an offense. Long story short, when there is miscommunication between two parties, especially two parties that do not know each other, things can escalate quickly; body language, the use of words, and many different ways of communicating can come across as aggressive or even as rude. And that could have all been prevented or can be prevented in the future. By overlooking an offense, by not taking to heart what people say about you or to you. May you see that holding on to a fence only continues to poison you. The other person is no longer affected by it, but you are continuously hurting yourself by holding on to such grudges. So there is strength in overlooking; there is so much strength in this proverb which says that a person’s wisdom yields patience. So that means that you have the patience to understand that you can yield the offense; you can overlook the offense.
You can surrender the offense, and when you do so, you will be a lot less stressed; you will feel the joy of the Lord as he continues to strengthen you and your anger at the moment, and you will see how quickly it is to let go of anger when you finally let go of the offense. So there is strength and overlooking wherever you are and whatever you’re doing. Whoever you’re in contact with, lack of the offense, like all the offense that you’re holding, like all the fight that you had with your friends, let go of the disagreement that you had with your spouse. Let go of the arguments that you’ve been having with your children. Let it go; there is strength in overlooking an offense.
Father God, we are all so very different, Lord; different things happen in our every single day lives. And Lord, you see them, you see us, and you see how we struggle with our emotions. And Lord, you see how sometimes we hold on to offenses. Today we ask that you help us in letting go of all of the offenses we may be holding on to. May you spend some time with us, may you minister to our hearts, and may you remind us of all of the offenses that we have put up, and Lord, may we go and start taking those down one by one. We thank you. We love you. We ask that you bless this beautiful, beautiful Wednesday. It is in your son’s mighty name that we pray. Amen.