Proverbs 19:11 Social Skills

Proverbs 19:11 (KJV)
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

This is one of the most important lessons in social skills we have. 

Defer your anger
There is almost never a good reason to be angry. Anger almost never has a good outcome. Some great men were noted for having a terrible temper, George Washington for instance. But he was also noted for keeping it contained. That was one of his most respected qualities. 

Pass over a transgression 
Don’t dwell on it. If someone transgresses, sins in a way that impacts, involves, and hurts you, one of the most honorable things you can do is forgive it, forget it, and move on.

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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