“Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.”
I remember once attending a funeral. I parked my car by the roadside, and when I was about hundred meters away from the car, I saw some young men in the area sitting on the bonnet of my new car.
I turned back to confront them, because I was fuming. The Holy Spirit spoke to me and said; “If you confront them, they will getdown, but you will come back later to meet a scratched car.”
I asked, “What should I do then”? He said, “Use wisdom instead of “weapons of war”; make them your friends not your enemies.”
When I got there, I forced a smile, asked them how they were doing, and gave them a tip. At this point, they jumped off the car. I told them to watch the car and make sure no one sits on it. They assured me the car would be safe.
Later when I returned, they were still around and no one was sitting on my bonnet.