SIX THINGS YOULL NEVER REGRET
by J. A. McNutt
1. Showing kindness to an aged person. Leviticus , Thou shall rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the Lord Job , With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. Proverbs 23:22, Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
2. Destroying a letter written in anger. Ephesians 4:26, 31, Be ye angry, and sin not; let not the sun go down upon your wrath; Let all bitterness, and wrath; and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking be put away from you with all malice; and be ye kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ sake hath forgiven you. Proverbs , A wrathful man stirreth up strive; but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
3. Offering the apology that saved a friendship. Proverbs 15:1, A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger. Matthew 5:23-25, Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee: leave thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou are in the way with him.
4. Stopping a scandal that would wreck a reputation. Proverbs , A prudent man concealeth knowledge; but the hearts of fools proclaimeth foolishness. Proverbs 17:9, He that covereth a transgression seeketh love, but he that repeat a matter separateth very friends. Proverbs 11:9, A hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbor.
5. Taking time to show loved ones consideration. Proverbs 1:8-9, My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother; For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head and chains about thy neck. I Timothy 5:8, But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith; and is worse than an infidel. Ephesians 6:2-3, Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise, that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
6. Feeling reverence for your maker. Proverbs 1:7, The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. Proverbs 3:5-7, Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes, fear the Lord, and depart from evil Ecclesaistes , Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.
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