What Does The Bible Say About Offense
The Bible is a book that has changed the world. It is one of the most influential books ever written, and it has transformed countless lives. In this article, we will discuss what the Bible says about offense.
“A man who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.” (Proverbs 18:22)
Forgiveness is a choice. When you choose to forgive someone, you are giving the gift of grace. Your forgiveness will be returned with love and appreciation from them because they know that you have forgiven them, too. It’s difficult to remain angry at someone who has forgiven us for something we did wrong; in fact, being able to forgive others can help us find peace within ourselves as well!
1 Samuel 25:30-35
God wants to fight your battles for you, but He also wants to bless you with victory over your enemies.
David’s army was in trouble. Their enemies were about to wipe them out, slaughter them and defeat them. David was praying for help when God caused an earthquake that knocked down a rock killing 70 men from the enemy’s side!
- Forgive others.
- Be kind to others.
- Be patient with others.
- Be humble before God and man, because pride comes before a fall (Proverbs 16:18).
- Be wise in your dealings with other people, knowing that those who are foolish may be easily offended or taken advantage of (1 Corinthians 15:33).
The first and most important thing to remember is that forgiveness is more important than revenge. You can forgive someone, even if you don’t hold them accountable for what they did or believe they should be punished in some way. Paul writes in Romans 12:19 that “Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath.” That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t hold people accountable when they do something wrong—it just means that we should let God do it instead of us.
Forgiveness is not just a gift we give to other people—it’s also a gift we give ourselves! When we forgive others, it frees us from being held captive by the pain and anger caused by their actions against us (or something else). We can still choose to take legal action if required or desired; however, doing so does not require us to have bitterness toward those who hurt us—only toward those who cause harm intentionally!
The Bible is filled with passages about the importance of not holding onto grudges and forgiving those who have done us wrong, but none so clearly emphasizes this as Hebrews 12:14-17. In this passage, God warns against becoming bitter and angry at others while also reminding us that we need to forgive others who have sinned against us. To illustrate his point, he uses the example of Jesus Christ dying on the cross for our sins and asks us to follow in his footsteps by forgiving those who have hurt us so we can be forgiven ourselves.
In addition to being one of the most well-known passages related to forgiveness in Christianity, this section also has a special meaning for me because it was quoted during my grandmother’s funeral last year (she died at age 95). The pastor said that she had lived her life helping others even when she was struggling herself; he went on to say that now she would be free from suffering because she had been forgiven by God through Christ’s sacrifice. This was comforting for me since I knew how much pain my grandmother had suffered due to various health problems over the years (including multiple surgeries), but it also made me think about how important it is for all Christians everywhere—especially myself—to live our lives like Christ did by forgiving each other regardless of what happened yesterday or tomorrow.”
- Jesus says that if you are offended, you are not sinning against the person who offended you.
- We are to love our enemies and pray for them.
- We should forgive others as God forgives us.
- We should do good to those who offend us.
It is better to forgive than harbor resentment.
Forgiveness is not about condoning the behavior or saying it was okay. It’s about making a choice to no longer hold onto resentment and bitterness. So if you’re ever in a situation where someone has hurt you, remember this: forgiveness is always an option. You don’t have to let others’ mistakes define who you are as a person or how God sees you. When we forgive others, He will use our situations for good in ways we cannot even imagine!
It is important to remember that the Bible does not condemn those who are offended, but it does condemn those who offend others. The Bible is full of examples of people who strive to be kind and forgiving in spite of being hurt by others. We all make mistakes in this life, but God calls us to forgive each other as we would want him to forgive us (Matthew 6:12).