A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense. - Proverbs 19:11
Dear heavenly Father, I sometimes sit and wonder why you do not act more quickly to discipline and punish those who make grave mistakes or commit sins in broad daylight. But I see in this passage that you are practicing the wisdom that you lead me to embrace. You are perfect in your patience. You even let the mistakes of people work a good plan and ultimately help both the sin maker and sin's victim. It is to your glory to overlook my offenses and refrain from nagging me all day long with how I have, yet again, failed you. Now, oh Father, full of love, make me the same kind of wise leader that you are. Help me to exude patience and to overlook the many ways I could be slighted every day. Help me focus on the big things like love, restoration, and encouragement. AMEN
Eagles do not swat at gnats. Neither should God's people become petty and picky.
Additional Readings: Psalm 130, Proverbs 16:32, Colossians 3:12-14,