Reposted from The Life Project
I’ll bet you know somebody who will never put up with a slight or an insult. I’ll bet this person will react strongly and immediately in this kind of a situation and give the other person a piece of their mind: You can’t talk to me that way!
The Lord Jesus Christ was on the receiving end of quite a few insults, and probably a number of slights as well. I can’t recall that He was the sort to get into arguments and confrontations about such things. The only confrontations that I can think of that He was involved with are confrontations with people who directly opposed God’s purposes, and these were normally along the lines of teaching and instructing, never trading insults.
It seems that in some quarters these days, rough talk it is vogue, but it isn’t God’s way of dealing with a situation. I think God would have us look at it more like this:
A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult. – Proverbs 12:16