Psalm 19:11 NIV, states: “Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” So what does it mean to have good sense? Good sense is defined as having sound judgment. So what does that scripture mean? Does it mean we should never get angry? Does it mean we should always overlook an offense?
As I soul searched with our Father, I was led to read Matthew 21:12-13. It states: “Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer, but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.” Well, based on this scripture, sometimes we can’t overlook an offense. Sometimes we must address it head on; especially, when the offense occurs in the house of God or amongst believers. In fact, after Jesus addressed the sinful offensive act in the temple, “the blind and the lame came to him at the temple in verse 14, and He healed them.” Imagine what could happen if we would use the authority Christ gave us to address issues such as prejudices, bigotry, and racism that occur in the church and amongst our Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Yes, I know. It’s a hard pill to swallow, but it’s true. Some believers harbor prejudices and stereotypes, and the time is coming for us to turn some tables over in the name of Jesus.
“Tables” can come in many forms. One table could represent those who proudly give to minorities during Christmas time but refuse to shake their hands at the appropriate times at church, or in public for that matter. Another table could represent churches who speak against other races and political figures in the pulpit, while forgetting that God called us to pray for those who mistreat us. I imagine you must have your own version of a “table” that should be overturned, so go to the Father and pray about it. He will lead you down the right path. All you have to do is study His word, so you will understand what He’s instructing you to do. Through Him, healing comes and it’s time for us to heal. Don’t you think?
#Soul Searching with our Father#
“Sometimes we have to be like Jesus, and turn over the table!”