Overlooking Offenses


Proverbs 19 teaches us that "a man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense." There is a great difference in "overlooking" a mishap and and looking over it. Too many folks tend to get into others troubles and analyze them in search of more and more details and dirt. They may even help them become larger than life. They become consumed with looking over what went wrong and what happened. According to scripture it might be better to let God bring a resolve: to allow ourselves to overlook it.
We are challenged by people and things that are trying to slow us down and get us off track every day. The simple lesson of this scripture is that there are times when it is better to not say anything. In other words you don't have to engage in every trouble that challenges you. Wisdom helps you use the patience of God to "overlook" things that may draw others to look over. Justice comes from the Lord and in the end it will be as He intends it to be. A fight, an argument, even a conflict are just ways to get you to be combative and fight. Why not let wisdom help you choose your battles wisely.