Monday, December 21, 2009




                                                   -Overlook an insult


Unknowingly we may face a situation where we are forced to insult a person and later on feel sorry for our act. In this stage try to guard your words carefully and never say anything behind someone’s back and don’t let yourself become defensive. Learn to encourage others and not to insult anybody.

Suppose if someone had insulted you, it is natural for you to feel hurt and upset. The Bible helps you to overlook an insult according to Proverbs 12:16 “A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.”

What does a prudent man do?

He will not react to any insult that comes on his way.

He will just overlook it and act as if he never knew about it.

He will never keep the insult stored in him.

He will try to push it out of his mind whenever thoughts creep.

He will ask God to teach a specific lesson from the experience.

Dear friend, try to be a prudent man who overlooks an insult and be careful not to insult anyone. Do not overreact to insults, but rather learn how to overlook and avoid it. God bless you.