Fighter Verse Reflection: Proverbs 19:11 - Love Covers A Multitude of Sins

11 The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, And his glory is to overlook a transgression.  Proverbs 19:11 (NKJV)

The Word of God continuously places Love and Patience at the forefront of our actions. To be able to assess a situation without letting our anger get in the way requires some extremely unnatural and difficult qualities. 

In James 4:1 we read that our wars and fights come from the desires that wage war within us. The desire to be heard, to be right, to be respected, to have our way etc., but scripture calls us to set these desires aside and to lay down our pride. To filter out the quick and spattering anger, the nasty biting words, the selfish motives, and to allow only wisdom, patience, grace and mercy through. 

And it will be to both our joy and our glory, and ultimately, God's glory - the going public of his holiness. 

We need to show forgiveness that wipes transgressions away in love, does not even keep a record of offense, and only leaves room for grace. That is our glory because it is the work of God’s Holy Spirit, and the revealing of God’s holiness in us. 

19 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. James 1:19 (NKJV)

by Bryce O'Connor