Sunday, August 5: Wisdom from Proverbs
Proverbs is a practical book filled with "sound bites" of God's wisdom. As we read, we need to remember that a proverb isn't a promise that God will always respond to our behavior in a certain way, but a memorable phrase that points to truth beyond itself. Proverbs are God's guidelines for wise living, not his guarantees for prosperity or blessing.
Read Proverbs 19:11
A person’s wisdom yields patience;
it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.
Forgiveness of others isn't just a kind thing to do, but is to one's glory, a high calling from God that returns some of the incredible forgiveness that he gives us.
Ask God for wisdom that leads to patience. Attempt today to practice the same patience with others that God practices over and over with you.