It was one phrase from a verse in Proverbs and it kept running though my head like the ticker tape on the stock market. I had read it earlier in the morning and it had traveled my day with me. It read:
It was the last part of the verse that was playing rewind in my thoughts. My interpretation of it is this:
I am honored when I don’t punish an offense, or when I forgive a wrong done to me.
But more importantly, I bring honor to my Savior when I let a wrong done to me just pass over. In simple terms:
- Let it go
- Don’t punish it
- Don’t mention it
- Don’t point it out
- Don’t rehearse it
- Don’t try to get even
- Let it pass over
That’s not always easy, is it? I know I have a tendency to want the wrong doer to know that they’ve hurt me, or that they are the one with a problem. It’s hard to open my hands and let that offense go like a freed butterfly, but if I’m to be like Christ, I will. I must.
To whom are you harboring unforgiveness? Let it pass over – over your heart, over your thoughts, over your desire to get even. Let it pass over and be like your Savior. You will be honored, and so will He.