Word of the day: Proverbs 17:9 – The Truss of Friendship
CAPTION – The Truss of Friendship
Proverbs 17:9 – NKJV – He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends.
Proverbs 17:9 – NLT – Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.
Proverbs 17:9 – AMP – He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love, But he who repeats or gossip about a matter separates intimate friends.
Proverbs 17:9 – GNB – If you want people to like you, forgive them when they wrong you. Remembering wrongs can break up a friendship.
Proverbs 17:9 – MSG – Overlook an offense and bond a friendship; fasten on to a slight and—good-bye, friend!
Key: Being able of forgive at all times is the truss of friendship; it’s creates bonding between people. If you are struggling with keeping hold of friends it’s because, rather than overlooking offenses you dwell on them. When Peter asked the Lord how often should he forgive his brother if he offends him, the Lord told him seventy times seven times (Read Matthew 18:22). So, forgiving those who trespass against us must one of our known attributes. Offending another is the nature of man because he is not perfect. Learn to forgive.
Action: Are you finding it hard to forgive someone who has wronged you? Ask the Holy Spirit to help you so you can let go of the burden.(Forgiveness is one of the fruits of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-23)