Passing Over

disagreementProverbs 19:11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and [it is] his glory to pass over a transgression.

How many times has a friend or a sibling done something that has upset you, teen girl? If you are the average person, it happens a lot. 😦 How do you handle the situation?

Today’s Bible verse tells us that when discretion is used, it defers (delays) anger. When you are wronged, stop and think for a moment instead of reacting to the situation. By over reacting, you will make a worse mess of the situation. Wait, instead, to see what God reveals to you. He will reveal His will to you.

Today’s verse clearly shows God’s will.

It clearly states that God desires that you pass over the transgression against you.

In fact, the Scripture continues to say that it will be to your glory. Glory is defined as, “brightness and splendor.”

Christ’s love will shine through you as you forgive and overlook this matter.

Just as Christ died for us while we were yet sinners, so should we be quick to forgive those who sin against us. As you grow in Christ, teen girl, learn to forgive those who upset you and who wrong you. Overlook their transgressions and let Christ richly dwell within you!