Verse Of The Day

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


If you are the one person in the world who has never been offended, this post is not for you. However, if you are like the other 7.7 Billion people in the world - let's see how we can work on not being offended.
It seems everywhere we turn; someone is getting offended over something. It does not matter whether there was an intended or unintentional offense. I do believe some people us the term, "I'm offended by that" in order to further their own agendas. Most seem to be politically motivated, but what about being offended in your marriage?
Psalm 119:165 says, “Great peace have they who love Your law; nothing shall offend them or make them stumble.” (Amplified Bible) I believe this passage says a lot about whether we are offended or not. If we are not offended, then we love God’s word and we have great peace. Not just peace but great peace. Who doesn’t want great peace in their marriage and life?

Most of the time we are offended it was not on purpose. Our spouse says or does something and we take it wrong. Before going down the bumpy road of offense, ask what they meant by their words or actions. Make sure you are not seeking to be offended. Be sure to talk and walk it out with your spouse - your marriage and kids depend on you. Your married friends are depending on you also. Iron sharpens iron.

How many times have you been offended by your spouse? How many times have you offended them? If you have been married very long it may be too many to count. The important thing to remember is to forgive 70 X 7. When Jesus said this, he did not mean to stop forgiving after the 490th time. We are to always extend forgiveness just as God has forgiven us.

We are to forgive our spouse even if they committed adultry or have been caught up in pornography? It is very hard to not dwell on the offense, whatever it was. Satan will bring the offense up to you when you lease expect it. He hates marriage and will do anything to steal, kill and destroy your marriage, family and life. Remember that we have a renewed mind in Christ. Think on the good things and do not dwell on the past hurts.

Purpose yourself to always live at peace with those around you and remember that 99% of the time when you get offended it was nothing. It was only a misunderstanding. Seek to be understood by communicating more and better with your spouse, your kids and others.

We are praying for you and your marriage. God Bless.