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Overlooking an Offense (via @PWilson)

I just ran across this posting from Pete Wilson’s Facebook page (Pete is the pastor at Crosspoint Church in Nashville, and the author of several books, and a blog).  I love following his insight and wisdom and today’s “gem” is a great one for us ALL to remember… including ME!!!

We live in a culture where we’ve all been well trained on how to be offended. Every day we seem to be the victim of something.
We are quick to judge.
Quick to condemn.
Quick to throw the penalty flag.
Quick to call the foul. …
Quick to be offended.
Slow to ask. Is this something I should just “overlook”?
Proverbs 19:11 says, “A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”
It’s your glory!!
Now “overlooking” an offense is not the same as pretending it didn’t happen. It’s a conscious decision, a form of forgiveness. It’s a choice to say I’m not going to focus on, talk about, or let that offense grow up inside me into hurt and bitterness.
In a culture that has mostly lost the art of how to “overlook” an offense I pray you’ll let God do this work in you today. God takes great delight in helping us do things we simply can’t do on our own.
Praying for you guys!!!!

What a great way to start the week!!


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