Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Way Out

Below is the daily Bible reading I am doing for the West Side Church. Please feel free to follow along.

Have you ever said anything foolish? Have you ever shook hands on an agreement that soon afterwards you wish you had not done? Well according to God’s Word he desires us to fulfill them. However, according to today’s reading (Proverbs 6), there is a way out.

The way out God provides is the best way we can approach anyone to deal with almost any type of issue. Whether we have messed up and sinned against a brother and we are seeking forgiveness, or if we have to break bad news to a friend, or if we need to back out of something that seemed like a good idea and now isn’t. Our writer today said to do so we must… “Go and humble yourself; press your plea with your neighbor!”

No matter the situation, no matter the time in your life we should approach everyone with humbleness. I am one who is in the camp that we saw that yesterday with Tiger Woods. I believe he came humbly before the world in his apology statement. He revealed himself in a way that many close to him said they had never seen him. He did not act as if he was above everyone yesterday, and that was just the way he needed to present himself. When he wasn’t humble was when he was trying to protect his wife, children, and mother.

So do you approach people with a humble heart and attitude? When you have done wrong, does pride or humbleness take over?
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