Holding my tongue is easier said than done some days. Someone says something and off I go. I react. I speak. I regret it.
God’s wisdom teaches me to pause. I should forgive what they say. I should forget what they say. Many times we forgive but we don’t forget.
If I can forget it, I am truly liberated and free.
His wisdom teaches me to pause. Rather than respond I need to forgive first. Then I need to forget. Then I have nothing left to say about the offense that started everything to begin with.
God’s goal for me is that I know how to hold my tongue.
Smart people know how to hold their tongue; their grandeur is to forgive and forget.
Proverbs 19:11 (The Message Bible)
Forgiveness is also an essential part of the life of disciples of King Jesus.
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