Off the Duck’s Back

Throughout our lives, we will all face some criticism. We will be criticized for what we say, what we do, where we go, how we spend our time, how we raise our children, and a hundred of other ways. Some of it will be fair. Much of it will come from the loving heart of others. But some of it will be totally unfair.

When the unfair criticism comes, you can respond several ways. The natural way is to stew over it and let it foster in you a desire to return the inequity someday. Such will only eat away at you and drive you to bitterness and grumpiness. The glorious way is to let the criticism roll away, like water off the back of a duck. Proverbs 19:11 says, “It is [a man’s] glory to overlook a transgression.” Such will lead to happiness and joy and peace in your life.

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