(Proverbs 27:16 KJV) Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.
What if the wind would “hide" (restrain NASB) (6845) itself? Silly idea? Probably. The reason I ask is that strange realization that what irritates me about other people is often a trait I have myself. My wife is a nag. Just ask me, I will tell you. Does that mean I am a nag? Does it mean I am the one who is the real nag? These are troubling questions.
We are always the last to see our own weaknesses. What topics do I always bring up? What methods do I adopt to “defend” myself? I need to replay some of the conversations I have had in the last few weeks. I had a co-worker pour water on my candle this week. She pointed out that she was not able to do anything about the problem last time I mentioned it. It struck me that I was becoming like the wind that needs to be restrained.
So? Do a self check. See if you are the guilty party. I think the phrase is “Mea Culpa.”