Offending and Being Offended
September 30, 2018 | Wes McAdams
Passage: Proverbs 19:11
What could be more relevant for discussion than how to avoid being offended and also how to avoid offending others? The book of Proverbs speaks to both, in pithy statements we all need to hear.
The book of Proverbs teaches that if you live an upright, righteous, and wise life, things tend to work out well for you. So it is very easy to think the proverbs are simply teaching us to live well because it is “practical” to do so. But from the beginning to the end, the message is that we should live well because it is pleasing to the Lord. The fear of the Lord must be the driving factor behind wise living.