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, November 12, 2020

Dead Pan

(Pro 12:16 KJV) A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

Have you ever been deliberately insulted.  Someone looks you right in the eye and boldly tells the world what is wrong with you.  The verse doesn’t specifically say if you deserve it or not.  It does assume that it will happen.  The recommendation is to avoid showing any response.  Proverbs has a lot of advice about not getting angry, being slow to respond, gentle responses and such.  Here there is the recommendation of a dead pan face.

One advantage of this is it gives the situation a chance to settle down and resolve itself.  It may blow over because you don’t make an issue of it.  Someone else may step in and call the bluff.  You may think of a righteous way to respond to the situation.

So?  Maybe you could practice an unresponsive face in front of a mirror.  My granddaughter likes to practice and watch herself.  Maybe it would help us. 

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