#347 – Overlook a Transgression
Reconsider the conflict. The pressure and stress is not about having a difference of opinion or being offended by a friend. This is about what God is forming in you. This is a threshing floor from on High, you are being separated from the chaff.
The perplexing aspects are divine pressure points of provocation, to force you to reevaluate some fundamental components of your character. The only way to offend you is if the offense exists, somewhere in you.
This is God using atmospheric pressure to demonstrate a gap in your sensibilities, processes of evaluation and underlining parts of your subconscious behaviors. The question is not about your rights, the question is about expediency, what is the right thing to do?
Are you willing to overlook a transgression, to preserve a personal relationship? What is more important, as you evaluate this from an eternal perspective? What grace would you want, if the roles were reversed? This is the heart of the matter.
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.