THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD AND BE THE FIRST TO WALK AWAY…..
When David was a teenager, his oldest brother, Eliab, spoke to him in the most condescending, disrespectful, and accusatory way in front of others (see 1 Samuel 17:28). Rest assured that David FELT like telling his brother OFF, but he kept his mouth CLOSED, turned and walked AWAY. Seeing such self-DISCIPLINE, it’s no wonder God ENTRUSTED David to do great THINGS.
You know, if you argue LONG enough with someone, you’re going to SAY things you regret LATER. A ten-MINUTE argument can set the relationship back ten YEARS. You have to learn to walk away. You’re not going to accomplish ANYTHING positive in a heated, disrespectful, contentious situation. Let THEM have the last word, and YOU keep your PEACE. The Scripture says that you “overcome evil with GOOD.” You don’t overcome disrespect with more disrespect, or overcome insult with insult, or overcome shouting with more SHOUTING. You do it by staying RESPECTFUL. YOU be the first to walk away.
Romans 12:21, NIV
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.