It is harder to win back the friendship of an offended brother than to capture a fortified city. His anger shuts you out like iron bars. Proverbs 18:19 (TLB)
In the message last weekend, Pastor Chris links this verse to the saying “I am wrong.” Admitting that you have done wrong against someone is really hard to admit sometimes. A lot of times we like to move the blame so it doesn’t all fall on us. In this passage it states how hard it is to win back friendship once someone has done wrong. We have never had to capture a fortified city, but we can imagine how hard that would be. It isn’t impossible but it takes a lot of work. The first step would be to admit it when we do wrong. When we admit to what we do, a lot of people respect that. Don’t wait to do it, do it immediately. Don’t try to switch blame, just admit what you did with an open heart.
1. What captured your attention?
2. What does the verse say about people?
3. Is there an action to avoid?