Just to prove a point

The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. Prov. 17:27

There is a lot to be said for showing restraint. It’s not always necessary to challenge people with whom we disagree. Sometimes starting an argument says more about us than whether or not we present correct data or whether our logic is stronger. Sometimes relationships matter more than taking someone down just to prove a point. Sometime love and grace means showing restraint even when we are fairly certain that we are surrounded by idiots spreading idiocy.

Lord, help me to choose grace, love, and restraint over proving my point.