Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: For often times also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others. Ecclesiastes, Chapter 7, verses 21-22.
As a teacher, the children who came to me crying because someone called them names often were those who were notorious for calling other children names. They could “dish it out,” but couldn’t handle it when it happened to them.
Isn’t it funny that adults are very similar? We come unglued when someone says something rude or hateful to us, when we are often guilty of being rude and hateful to others. Somehow, it seems different when someone else does it. Maybe we can learn to be more forgiving of others, in the same way that Christ forgives us for all our actions.
Our children see how we handle frustrating experiences and will tend to handle things similarly as they grow up. We need to be forgiving, even if someone’s just crowded into our parking spot when we had our car all lined up for it!
Because this is an example of how I’ve applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.
This is a connection I've made from this Bible passage. Please share your connections.
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