To Not Forgive Is Rebellion And Witchcraft

1Samuel 15:23a (KJV): For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.

Matthew 6:12 (KJV): And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 – And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14 – For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15  – But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

“Witchcraft is rebellion. It is going against everything that God asks of us. It is allowing our emotions, desires, and will to dictate who we are and what we do. It hurts ourselves and those around us…Witchcraft is an agreement with the devil to do his will instead of God’s.”

-From: The Other Side of Darkness 

There is more to think about here if we do not follow the temptation to be led astray from the truth. For instance: If we yield not to our pride and stubbornness, and instead, put God on the throne of our hearts, then we will not be accusing others for the consequences of our previous rebelliousness. If we truly believe that we have been forgiven, then how difficult can it be for us to forgive those who trespass against us?

Long story short: I am, once again, reminded to follow Him in all that I say and do. 

What about you?

G Freeman Shepherd

Offended? Quotes To Think About

“Being offended doesn’t make you right.”

“He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool.”

“If you are remembering all the ways you have been hurt or forgotten, let it go! Ask yourself, what good does it do for me to hold on to this?”

“The truth is that the information I’ve shared has never been meant to offend anyone. If it has, I’m not in the least sorry. May I please help you out of that weak and immature rut of self-importance?”

“The real mark of maturity is the ability to remain pleasant when others are not.”

“Smart are never offended. (They learn the facts.) They come to conclusions.”

“If you are going to be offended by other people’s opinions then maybe you should consider keeping yours to yourself.”

” If you take your perceived insults of your fellow human beings personally, you will be offended for the rest of your life.”

“There’s a difference between maliciously offending somebody – on purpose – and somebody being offended by…truth. If you’re offended by the truth, that’s your problem. I have no obligation to not offend you if I’m speaking the truth. The truth is supposed to offend you; that’s how you know you don’t got it.”

“If you’re offended by my opinions, you should hear the ones I keep to myself.”

“Who offends writes on sand. who is offended on marble.”

“If you correct me and I get offended, then I have an EGO problem!”

“How easily someone is offended is directly proportional to how stupid they are.”

“That which offends you only weakens you. Being offended creates the same destructive energy that offended you in the first place – so transcend your ego and stay in peace.”

“Humble people don’t get offended easily.”

“Freedom of speech includes the freedom to offend people.”

“I would like to apologize to anyone I have not offended. Please be patient. I will get to you shortly.”

“I see offense as the collateral damage of free speech. I hate the thought of a person’s ideas being modified or even hushed up because someone somewhere might not like to hear them.”

“Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.”

“Great people notice everything, but they never get offended.”

“Self-importance is our greatest enemy. Think about it: what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellow men. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.”

“None are as offended as those who contrive offense.”

“To be offended is a choice we make; it is not a condition inflicted or imposed upon us by someone or something else.”

“Sometimes your words and actions will offend people. It’s not that you planned to – some people choose to perceive things with malice.”

“The feeling of being offended is a warning indicator that is showing you where to look within yourself for unresolved issues.”

” An offended heart is the breeding ground of deception.”

“Being constantly offended doesn’t mean you’re right It just means you’re too narcissistic to tolerate opinions different than yours.”

Editor’s note: These quotes were taken from the Internet. I tweaked two or three of them.