Scripture for  the day is Proverbs 20:3, 29:23

It is to one’s honor to avoid strife,
    but every fool is quick to quarrel.

23 Pride brings a person low,
    but the lowly in spirit gain honor.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Father, your Son is now my great advocate (1 John 2:1). His shed blood defends me against the penalty of the eternal moral law. In him I am pardoned and accepted. Why, then, do I feel the need to defend myself all the time? Take away my need to do so by reminding me of my wonderful high priest. Amen.