3 unintended consequences when you are offended

Church leaders and experts of this-and-that can be the ones who are the most vociferously offended when God’s grace falls. As it does the kingdom of the Church divides and declines. Most offended Christians are pointing fingers within not outside the Church.

Jesus heals the demon-possessed man who was blind and mute and the response from the religious leaders was offence.

“But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, ‘It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons that this fellow drives out demons.’ (Matthew 12 v 24)

Offence blinds you. The irony that the people who were still blinded were the ones who could see. They were so offended that the healing was done on the Sabbath that they missed the joy of the moment; Offended people are always miserable.

Offence will cause you to blame not applaud. They didn’t applaud God for the miracle amongst them they rather blamed the devil. Offended people find fault even when favour is raining all around them.

Offence will cause you to jump to a conclusion no matter how illogical it is. It was ridiculous thinking that Jesus was driving out demons by the leader of the demons, Beelzebub; Offended people are usually not humble enough to see their stupidity.

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