~Proverbs 15:32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

Do you get upset when you hear preaching on a certain topic that you don’t agree with? Why do you get upset?  Is it a sin in your life that you do not want to let go of?  Do you think the preacher is wrong?  As well, do you get angry at a friend who points out an area of your life that is not in line with God’s Word?

The Bible says:

~Psalms 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

When God points something out to you, rather than get upset, think on it. Ask yourself why you are angry.  You know that God allows things in your life for your best interest. He wants to mold you into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ!

~Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

Therefore, don’t be offended at the preaching or at the exhortation of a friend. Instead, meditate on it and seek God’s direction in His Word. He will guide and direct you in all things!  Getting on top of our sin requires that we allow the Holy Spirit to renew our minds through the cleansing power of the Word of God.

~Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.


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Desire to be a testimony for the Lord Jesus Christ and to lead others to Him!
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1 Response to Offended?

  1. Vicky Albert says:

    How I thank GOD for your friendship Ma Belle Kat. You are LOVED and CHERISHED!!

    These verses in Proverbs came to mind as I pondered upon today’s devotional:

    Proverbs 27:9; “Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.”

    Proverbs 17:17a; “A friend loveth at all times…”

    Proverbs 27:17; “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.”

    Proverbs 27:6; “Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”

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