Do not fall in the trap of offence (scandalon – comes from root word meaning scandal).
Forgive your accusers quickly and pray for them.
Tell them, “Nice try devil but, I refuse your bait, I will not fall in a pit to your wicked devices!”
Keep your shield of faith up and quench all those fiery darts of the wicked and watch them boomerang and backfire upon their own heads.
Don’t you know that…
“He that digs a pit for one to fall in, he himself shall fall in that very same pit and he that rolleth a stone it shall return upon him?” Proverbs 26:27.
Yes, by all means repent, and the LORD rebuke you Satan! (Zechariah 3:2)
“Then said Jesus, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do,”“ Luke 23:34.
“Then said he unto the disciples, “It is impossible but that offences will come: but WOE (great sorrow distress, and trouble) unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him,”” Luke 17:1-4.
“Open rebuke is better than secret love,” Proverbs 27:5.
“But he (Jesus) turned, and rebuked them, and said, “Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of,”” Luke 9:55.
“Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?” Romans 2:1-3.
“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and ALL LIARS, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death,” Revelation 21:8.
“Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you.” 2 Thessalonians 1:6.
~ Kimberly Fuller