Are you offended easily? Today, Jeff explains why it’s important to not let our emotions get the best of us, and how being easily offended could interfere with our relationship with God.
Snippet of the Show
“Unforgiveness and being offended are carefully laid traps of the enemy.”
“I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
Biblical Definitions for John 16:33
“Trouble” (thlipsis) – pressure, anguish, tribulation, burdened
“Overcome” (nikao) – to subdue, conquer, overcome, prevail, get the victory
“Skandalon” (Greek) – originally was the name of the part of a trap to which the bait was attached. It is a hindrance which causes a fall
Biblical Quotes About Being Offended
“But he turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me; for you are not on the side of God, but of men.’” – Matthew 16:23
“A brother helped is like a strong city, but quarreling is like the bars of a castle.” – Proverbs 18:19
Read more about forgiveness in Matthew 18:15-35
“Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as prey to their teeth! We have escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped! Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” – Psalm 124:6-8
“who was put to death for our trespasses and raised for our justification.” – Romans 4:25
“Great peace have those who love thy law; nothing can make them stumble.” – Psalm 119:165
“I have said all this to you to keep you from falling away.” – John 16:1
“But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.” – Romans 6:17-18
“and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” – John 8:32
“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand fast therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” – Galatians 5:1
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