What does God say about bullying?

The Bible is a beautiful tapestry, with many threads woven through it, one of those threads being God's directions on how to live together. Merriam-Webster defines bullying as: “abuse and mistreatment of someone vulnerable by someone stronger, more powerful, etc.” Can any of us believe God would want us to bully others? Bullying is an outward demonstration of our own fear, lack of self-worth, and/or a misunderstanding of those we willingly bully? In our society, bullying usually begins with some form of verbal abuse. Merriam-Webster defines abuse as “language that condemns or vilifies usually unjustly, intemperately, and angrily.” Most of the bullying I have witnessed, either personally

What does God say about courage?

The Bible is a beautiful tapestry, with many threads woven through it, one of those threads being God's calling for us to be courageous. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “courage” as: “mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.” Does God call us to have courage? Josh 1:7, “Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.” Why does it take courage to follow the law? Matt 10:28, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul:

What does God say about dealing with toxic people?

Today’s article topic was suggested by one of our readers dealing with a toxic person. “When someone is rude and toxic, it isn’t about you, it is a reflection of their inner state.” (from Pinterest) Toxic people demonstrate the lack of a relationship with God and His way. The Bible is a beautiful tapestry, with many threads woven through it, one of those threads being God's desire for us to avoid defilement. Merriam-Webster defines “toxic” as: “containing or being poisonous material, especially when capable of causing death or serious debilitation.” Applying our spiritual nature to this definition gives us the reality that toxic people are capable of causing death, or severe debilitation,

What does God say about anger?

The Bible is a beautifully woven tapestry, with many threads woven through it, one of those threads being God's desire for us to live peacefully. God wants us to rest in His peace, Jn 14:27, " Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid" unfortunately, anger can destroy that peace. Ps 103:8, “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.” Our Lord feels anger, but He does not let this feeling change His love for us, nor does He let it affect His behavior, Eph 4:26-27, “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to th

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