How much grace it requires to bear a misunderstanding rightly, and to receive an unkind judgment in holy sweetness!
Nothing tests a Christian character more than to have some evil thing said about him. This is the file that soon proves whether we are electro-plate or solid gold.
If we could only know the blessings that lie hidden in our lives, we would say, like David, when Shimei cursed him, "Let him curse; it may be the Lord will requite me good for his cursing this day."
Some people get easily turned aside from the grandeur of their life-work by pursuing their own grievances and enemies, until their life gets turned into one little petty whirl of warfare.
It is like a nest of hornets. You may disperse the hornets, but you will probably get terribly stung, and get nothing for your pains, for even their honey is not worth a search.
GOD give us more of His Spirit, who, when reviled, reviled not again; but committed Himself to Him that judgeth righteously.
Consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself.
~A. B. Simpson~