Highly Esteeming

Joan Winifred

YEAH! i’m a geek who even reads/studies on Saturday night. Why not?? My brain is always hungry. Just learning to feed/eat what’s good for my mind (and ultimately good for my decision-making processes).

As an emotional/logical person…i appreciated these points read: (my highlights)

4 It is not easy to control our emotions when we feel that we have been slighted or treated unjustly. It can be devastating if we are mistreated because of our ethnic background, the color of our skin, or some other physical difference. […] Does God’s Word provide counsel to help us if we face this ugly side of imperfect human behavior?

Jehovah (aka The Creator, Designer, God Almighty, True God of Compassion, etc.) has observed human relations since mankind’s beginning. He takes note of our emotions and actions. Thoughts, including those that are emotionally charged, can lead to words and actions we may later regret. How wise it is to apply the Bible’s counsel to control our temper and avoid being quick to take offense! (Read Proverbs 16:32: The one slow to anger is better than a mighty man, And the one controlling his temper than one conquering a city.” ; Ecclesiastes 7:9: “Do not be quick to take offense, for the taking of offense lodges in the bosom of fools.”) No doubt all of us need to work at being less sensitive and more forgiving. Jehovah and Jesus take forgiveness very seriously. (Matt. 6:14, 15: “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; whereas if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”) Do you need to be more forgiving or to give attention to controlling your emotions?

 Why should we guard against bitterness?  People who fail to control their emotions often become bitter. As a result, others may not want to be around them. (excerpted Do You Highly Esteem Jehovah’s Own Book?)

Do i want to live with any regret??

(NOPE!)

1/14/17 @ 9:54 p.m.