10 Bible Verses for When You Get Offended | alyssajhoward.comHow often do you get offended? Offense is an emotional response – one that initially we can’t help but feel. Someone said or did something to hurt us or perhaps they forgot to do something or neglected us in some way. It’s only natural to feel hurt by that right?

 

Offense is never a good thing, however. God’s Word tells us to unconditionally love, always forgive, and do everything within our power to be at peace with everyone. Offense severs relationships. And if the world is supposed to know we are followers of Jesus by our love for one another, we can’t afford to be offended by each other all the time. Offense leads to bitterness, bitterness leads to unforgiveness, and unforgiveness leads to a severed relationship (and possibly even hatred.) If we were wise, we would stop this progression before it even had a chance to begin. (Click here to read more about offense in the body of Christ.)

 

10 Bible Verses for When You Get Offended

 

Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. – Proverbs 19:11 (ESV)

 

“You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also. If you are sued in court and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too. If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles. Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow.” – Matthew 5:38-42 (NLT)

 

10 Bible Verses for When You Get Offended | alyssajhoward.com“Be alert. If you see your friend going wrong, correct him. If he responds, forgive him. Even if it’s personal against you and repeated seven times through the day, and seven times he says, ‘I’m sorry, I won’t do it again,’ forgive him.”– Luke 17:3-4 (MSG)

 

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. – Ephesians 4:2-3 (NIV)

 

An open rebuke is better than hidden love! Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy. – Proverbs 27:5-6 (NLT)

 

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. – James 1:19-20 (NLT)

 

A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. – 2 Timothy 2:24 (NLT)

 

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. – 2 Corinthians 13:11 (ESV)

 

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. – Romans 12:17-21 (NIV)

 

“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” – John 13:34-35 (NLT)

 

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