Who are You Listening to?
Do not be rude
Whose opinion matters the most?
“Does this sound as if I am trying to win human approval? No indeed! What I want is God's approval! Am I trying to be popular with people? If I were still trying to do so, I would not be a servant of Christ” (Galatians 1:10 The English Version).
Do you see what Paul is saying? He is not in a popularity contest with others. He is centered on God.
Do your classmates tease you because you wear glasses or have a lot of zits?
“Beauty does not last; but a [person] who fears the Lord will be greatly praised” (Proverbs 31:30).
Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God” (1 Peter 3:3-4).
You know, people are always teasing me because I don’t have the latest mobile phone. My reply is:” Can I receive or send tex messages yes or no? Can I receive or send phone calls yes or no? Then, what more do I need? Look at you. Do you really need all those toys? Aren’t you stupid for paying all that much more money for the name? Mine works as good as yours, but you paid so much more than me. Isn’t that stupid?” They embarrassingly leave me alone.
People tease me because my computer is old. My reply: “Does it still function properly? Because you buy a new one every year aren’t you contributing to polluting the environment? Where do you think your “Old” computer goes when you through it out?” Again they embarrassingly leave me alone.
People tease me because I am fat. My reply:” With exercise and diet I can lose my fat, what will it take for you to lose your rudeness? “
Why do you think people do these vile deeds? Could it be because of pride? I am better than you.
How would you feel if the person you were teasing committed suicide because of what you said or got a rifle and started killing people because of what you said? That’s an exaggeration, you say. Is it? Have you been hibernating? Almost always when someone goes on a killing spree, the people who are targeted are the ones that were bullying the shooter. Something to think about before you go making fun of someone.
One thing I have noticed is it is almost always the women that are the ones mocking me. Why do you think women are so shallow (I know I am stepping on some toes ladies, but it is the truth)?
Do you not believe there is a God of justice? Do you not think He will return you wicked deeds back on you in some time and place where it will hurt the most? If someone commits suicide because of your poisonous words, don’t you think their blood will be on your hands on judgment day?
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. Romans 12:18-19
When you are the victim of a bully, take heart. Jesus has an enduring love for you. Run into His strong gentle loving arms. He will sooth you hurt and pain. Do not seek revenge. Rather leave it in the hands of one who knows how to properly administer true justice. "Forgive them, less your precious heart because bitter like a lemon rather than sweet like a cherry." Joseph- Anthony: Green
For He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 8:5
"The Lord says, I am the one who strengthens you. Why should you fear mortals, who are no more enduring than grass?" (Isaiah 51:12 The English Version)
Prayer: Jesus my Rabbi (Jesus our teacher) please help me to always be open to listening to and obeying Your wise voive in my life. In Your magnificent name I Pray. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.