Words of wisdom from the Bible for life
by Wilma Watson
Wisdom is what we all need. The Bible assures us if we lack wisdom we can ask God to give it to us. I love this wisdom quote, “Cool your pipes”! Every time you feel like blowing up, remember this wisdom saying “cool your pipes” and pray a blessing instead.
These inspiring wisdom saying and quotes from the Bible I received when I was 16 years of age. The wisdom quotes from the Word of God in the Bible (Psalm 37) have helped me succeed and become the person I am today. I passed these words of wisdom onto my 16 year old granddaughter this week!
Keep company with God, get in on the best. Open up before God, keep nothing back; he’ll do whatever needs to be done. Quiet down before God, be prayerful before him. Bridle your anger, trash your wrath, cool your pipes—it only makes things worse.” (Message Bible)
I love this wisdom of forgiveness quote: “Cool your pipes”! So every time you feel like blowing up, remember this wisdom saying “cool your pipes” and pray a blessing instead.
Pray a blessing
“I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse (hurt) you, pray for those who mistreat you (slander) you.” Luke 6:27
Jesus placed another emphasis on forgiveness that we appear to readily overlook. He said that we were not only to forgive, but to actively bless the one that has hurt us.
“Do not do wrong to repay a wrong, and do not insult to repay an insult. But repay with a blessing, because you yourselves were called to do this so that you might receive blessing.” 1 Peter 3:9
If you take action the Lord won’t, and then you allow yourself to be open to the enemy. This means we can short circuit God’s plan for that hurtful situation, as well as make ourselves vulnerable to Satan’s destructive forces. That is what it means when you `repay evil’, or take revenge, or indulge in criticism.
What should we do then?
Romans 12:21 speaks of love in action. “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
“Bless those who persecute you: bless and do not curse.” Romans 12:14.
How do we bless our enemies? The Greek word for bless is `eulogeo’, which is where we get the word `eulogy’ from – meaning to praise or commend.
It is one of the hardest things to do, but it works. For by blessing the other person, God is able to make it a stepping stone to restoration and mutual blessing.
This video will help you release others in forgiveness.