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verse 11: “”A man’s discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.

Throughout my working life, I have worked for a variety of bosses. There was one executive whose temper was legendary; what was worse is that you didn’t know what kind of reaction you would get if you were to give him bad news. It all depended on the time of day and the mood he was in. Thankfully, I never had to directly deal with this boss. There are 3 bosses who come to memory and they all share the trait of this verse: they were slow to anger and ready to forgive. I’m not saying they didn’t let me know if I messed up; they did. But they treated me like an adult and they were very helpful in training me. One senior manager who has been a God-send in my working life once told me (while I was stressing on a difficult project) that I was my own worst critic…that I should do my best and not sweat the rest. It is people like them who inspire loyalty and motivation in their subordinates.

Make no mistake, God does get angry; He hates sin. But He is ready to forgive if we’ll just turn to Him. He also offers that second chance that we know through His Son, Jesus. It was His sacrifice on the cross that paid our debt; all we have to do is accept His gift.

Have a blessed day!

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