Getting in the Last Word
August 14, 2006
How many arguments would choke off were it not for people who must get the last word?
David the King was the target of hurtful talk over a long time. But he held his tongue and endured.
But those seeking my soul …….deceptions they keep muttering all day long. As for me, like someone deaf, I would not listen; And like someone speechless, I would not open my mouth. And I came to be like a man that was not hearing, And in my mouth there were no counterarguments. Ps 38:12-14
There is something refreshing in this course. You don’t have to answer every mean remark people say.
They told Joseph Rutherford, 2nd WBTS president, that a coworker had said rotten things about him.
Well, Karl talks a lot, and he says things he doesn’t mean.
He wasn't enraged. He wasn't outraged. He didn’t even know if it was true, (it wasn’t) and didn’t care. He just let it slide past him.
Going back one president, Charles Russell (1rst WBTS pres) observed: If you stop to kick every dog that barks at you, you’ll never get very far.
We do want to get very far, usually. Best if we get some thick skin to absorb insults without loosing our cookies.