Grace Under Fire (Proverbs 12)

with Ron Deal | October 31, 2018

How someone responds to an insult tells you about their maturity. Proverbs 12:16 clearly distinguishes fools, who are quickly annoyed by insults and the wise who calmly overlook an insult. We're all challenged by this passage, but let me speak to stepparents. When a stepchild criticizes how you care for them or your spouse's ex calls you a dirty name it is grace under fire that wins the day. Without a doubt, insults hurt, but in Christ you can stay calm, rise above, and respond in love.

How someone responds to an insult tells you about their maturity. Proverbs 12:16 clearly distinguishes fools, who are quickly annoyed by insults and the wise who calmly overlook an insult. We're all challenged by this passage, but let me speak to stepparents. When a stepchild criticizes how you care for them or your spouse's ex calls you a dirty name it is grace under fire that wins the day. Without a doubt, insults hurt, but in Christ you can stay calm, rise above, and respond in love.

Grace Under Fire (Proverbs 12)

With Ron Deal
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October 31, 2018
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In this 60 second short feature, Ron Deal delivers a daily word of encouragement for those in stepfamilies and those who know them—which is a whole lot of us today. A relevant, real-world outlook with a biblical perspective.

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