An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Glory? Glory!

(Proverbs 19:11 KJV)  The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Although Proverbs is talking about “glory” (8597), it fits the definitions and explanations of love.  Earlier in Proverbs we saw that love covers “transgression” (6588) (Proverbs 10:12, 17:9).  Now we see it is necessary to “‘pass over” (overlook NASB) (5674a) them.  This could bring in an element of exercising the will. 

We have choices to make in how we respond to others.  This gets hard for me.  I don’t know about you but I get weary and frustrated by turning the other cheek.  It isn’t so hard with people I only see once but becomes a real trial with people I am close to.  When I read this a verse popped into mind.
(1 Peter 3:9 KJV)  Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
Not bad but I am more used to it in the NASB.
(1 Peter 3:9 NAS77)  not returning evil for evil, or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.
You see, turning the other cheek is not really so much a physical thing as an emotional and attitude thing.  When someone cuts me down, I want to cut back.  But the Holy Spirit keeps putting me in check.

So?  I have daily decisions to make.  So do you.  What is your glory?

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