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We all know people whom we find "difficult" in one way or another, and we're all called upon to deal with difficult people at some time or another. A difficult person may be one who is condescendin...
Jesus was kind and loving to sinners, but He showed no respect to the religious Pharisees. He called them vipers, and said they were of their father the devil. He told His deciples to leave them alone. Sometimes we just need to walk away. Pride and selfrightousness were their religion. Jesus had nothing good to say about them. They were teaching the opposite of what Jesus was teaching. We can forgive them like Jesus did on the cross, but we do not have to put up with them either. What fellowship has darkness with light?
I'm glad you asked. We see in 1st Peter 3:9 (Life Application Bible Notes), in God's Kingdom, revenge is unacceptable behavior. So is insulting a person, no matter how indirectly it is done. Rise above getting back at those who hurt you. Instead of reacting angrily to these people, pray for them; that's how we should deal with difficult people, rather that get back at them.
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