The Offended Brother
“A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.” (Proverbs 18:19)
Today’s Morsel: The story is told of a man who went to church for the first time and he forgot to turn his cell phone off. While the pastor was ministering, the phone went off and the pastor scolded the man. Some of the parishioners shouted at him to turn it off. On his way out of the church, people were still giving him dirty looks. His wife nagged him all the way home telling him she was embarrassed by his action. The man got home and was so upset that he decided to go to the local bar. He ordered a drink. He was still nervous and trembling and accidentally knocked it over. The barmaid immediately cleaned up the spill and told him that we all make mistakes, don’t worry. The janitor mopped up the floor and told him it was no big deal. The owner of the bar told him not to worry, she gave him a hug and also assured him that we all make mistakes and she would give him another drink on the house. The man was too embarrassed to ever return to church, but has never missed a Sunday at the bar.
The moral of the story: Sometimes our attitude as believers drives souls to hell. You can make a difference by how you treat people especially when they make mistakes. A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle, Solomon said. Never forget where you came from.
Sing: You’re my brother you’re my sister, so take me by the hand together, we will work until he comes. There’s no foe that can defeat us when we are walking side by side, as long as there is love we can stand.
Thought For Today: Never forget where you came from.