Keep Your Cool
11 A person’s wisdom yields patience;
it is to one’s glory to overlook an offence.
33 For as churning cream produces butter,
and as twisting the nose produces blood,
so stirring up anger produces strife.’
I was watching some highlights from a hockey game and as expected, there was another fight. Every game has some fighting involved, in which a player will trash talk or give a hard check to the opposing player, causing their teammates to come to the rescue of their star player. It is one of the only sports that promote fighting. In most other sporting activities, you will be disciplined with fines, a ban or suspension for so many games. It all comes down to the players attitude as they take revenge and will not overlook what somebody said or did.
The Bible teaches us great wisdom in how to conduct ourselves and keep ourselves from harm. During the Christmas holiday rush, there will be more people fighting for parking spots and getting more aggravated by those who cut them off as they drive. It’s not easy to keep your cool when you’ve been wronged. If we look at Jesus’ example, he was wronged and he did overlook the offence. Not easy to do as I pray that I can ignore the offence of others and consider that I could also cause offences to others.