Six Things You Will Never Regret

Written by J. A. McNutt

March 19, 2023

1. Showing kindness to an aged person. Lev. 19:32, “Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.” Job 12:12, “With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.” Prov 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. Eph 4:26, 31‐32, “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath; Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath for- given you.” Prov 15:18, “A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.”

3. Offering the apology that saved a friendship. Prov 15:1, “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” Matt 5:23‐25, “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there 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 art in the way with him…”

4. Stopping a scandal that would wreck a reputation. Prov 12:23, “A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.” Prov 17:9, “He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.” Prov 11:9, “A hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.”

5. Taking time to show loved ones consideration. Prov 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.” 1 Tim 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.” Eph 6:2‐3, “Honour 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. Prov 1:7, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Prov 3:5‐7, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own 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.” Eccl 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole of man.”

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