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Psalms 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. 

We’re living in a time where it seems like everything offends everyone. What people say, how people act, and what people stand for all have an opportunity to offend us. It’s a choice to be offended, and as believers, we shouldn’t be so easily offended.

What keeps us from being offended is the Word of God. The Word of God keeps us in a state of great peace. We’re at peace because we value the promises in the Word of God over what someone else may say or do. 

If someone says something harsh or negative towards us, our first response should not be to react with anger because of offense. Our response should be love and blessings based on Matthew 5:44. When we respond with love, we’ll reap what we sow (Gal. 6:7), we’ll receive good from God (Eph. 6:8), and God is glorified because we let our light shine (Matt. 5:16). 

If we think about it long enough, we can be offended by anything, but what good will that do in our lives or in the world? Throughout our lives, we’ll have an opportunity to practice not being offended. Sow that Word in your hearts and don’t take offense. 

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