Tuesday, April 30

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    Tuesday, April 30

    A man of knowledge restrains his words,
    and a discerning man will remain calm.


    Prov. 17:27.

    If you have disfellowshipped relatives, you may need to control your feelings in order to avoid unnecessary contact with them. Self-restraint in such situations is easier if we realize that our actions are in line with God’s example and in harmony with his counsel.
    A notable example is King David. He wielded great power but refrained from using it out of anger when provoked by Saul and Shimei.

    (1 Sam. 26:9-11; 2 Sam. 16:5-10)


    That is not to say that David always controlled himself, as we know from his sin with Bath-sheba and his initial reaction to Nabal’s greed.

    (1 Sam. 25:10-13; 2 Sam. 11:2-4)


    Nevertheless, we can learn valuable lessons from David. First, overseers among God’s people need to be especially careful to exercise self-control so that they do not abuse their authority. Second, no one can be complacent, thinking that he is safe from temptation.

    1 Cor. 10:12.


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