The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, And his glory is to overlook a transgression. (Proverbs 19:11)
When Christ is in control of our thinking we are able to control the emotional countenance of our minds. Because the scripture says, “We have the mind of Christ,” we are able to respond as Christ would respond. We must learn spiritual discretion in our thinking, which will in turn translate into discreet actions. Because of man’s sinful nature, he frequently makes comments that more than often cause the emotion of anger to surface. With Christ in control of our thinking, instead of reacting to those foolish comments, we act prudently. Instead of answering in kind, we kindly answer. Being slow to anger is good for your health and well-being. Therefore, do not allow the foolish to anger you. Remember that you too can be foolish and arouse the anger of others. Learn to overlook the transgression of the foolish, be slow to anger, and achieve God’s favor.