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Being offended usually means that you assume certain motives of the part of the offender. Then you have a reaction to what happened as something that should have been prevented. It is the opposite of forgiveness. Being offended usually is a secret you hold in your heart against someone but pretend on the outside all is well. And the offence is a hindrance or a road to move forward. Offense leads to bitterness. Bitterness takes a root. And since branches feed from the root, every branch can be affected. It affects a person physically who has bitterness. It causes the heart to become hardened. Jesus called being offended desertion, falling away.

When someone is offended with you, they punish you, maybe ignoring you and not talking to you. It is impossible to love the Lord with your whole heart if

you are mad or offended with him. Jesus is called a rock of offense.

Those very people who were upset and hated him could never receive from him or be set free in their lives. The woman who committed adultery. The Pharisees wanted to stone her. They were offended. Jesus being that rock of offense could have stoned her but he released her.

Prov 18:19 A brother offended is harder to be won over than a strong city, and [their] contentions separate them like the bars of a castle. AMP


PROV 18:19 It is easier to conquer a strong city than to win back a friend whom youve offended. Their walls go up, making it nearly impossible to win them back. TPT

Prov 17:9 He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love, but he who repeats or harps on a matter separates even close friends. AMP

Prov 17:9 Overlook an offense and bond a friendship; fasten on to a slight and good-bye, friend! MSG

Prov 19:11 Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense. AMP

Prov 19:11 Smart people know how to hold their tongue; their grandeur is to forgive and forget. MSG

Mark 12:33 And to love Him out of and with all the heart and with all the understanding [with the faculty of quick apprehension and intelligence and keenness of discernment] and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. AMP


MARK 12:33 And there is something more important to God than all the sacrifices and burnt offerings: its the commandment to constantly love God with every passion of your heart, with your every thought, and with all your strengthand to love your neighbor in the same way as you love yourself. TPT

MATT 22:37 Jesus answered him, Love the Lord your God with every passion of your heart, with all the energy of your being, and with every thought that is within you.

38This is the great and supreme commandment. TPT

Matt 24:10 And then many will be offended and repelled and will begin to distrust and desert [Him Whom they ought to trust and obey] and will stumble and fall away and betray one another and pursue one another with hatred.

11 And many false prophets will rise up and deceive and lead many into error.

12 And the love of the great body of people will grow cold because of the multiplied lawlessness and iniquity, AMP

Matt 26:31 Then Jesus said to them, You will all be offended and stumble and fall away because of Me this night [distrusting and deserting Me], for it is written, I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.

32 But after I am raised up [to life again], I will go ahead of you to Galilee.

33 Peter declared to Him, Though they all are offended and stumble and fall away because of You [and distrust and desert You], I will never do so. AMP

John 16:1 I HAVE told you all these things, so that you should not be offended (taken unawares and falter, or be caused to stumble and fall away). [I told you to keep you from being scandalized and repelled.] AMP

Luke 7:22 So He replied to them, Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the good news (the Gospel) preached to them.

23 And blessed (happy with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from outward conditions and to be envied) is he who takes no offense in Me and who is not hurt or resentful or annoyed or repelled or made to stumble [whatever may occur]. AMP

Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us [who has offended us or done us wrong]. And bring us not into temptation but rescue us from evil. AMP

Ex 9:7 Pharaoh sent to find out, and behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was hardened [his mind was set] and he did not let the people go. AMP

Prov 14:30 A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones. AMP ↕↕↕

PROV 14:30 A tender, tranquil heart will make you healthy, but jealousy can make you sick. TPT JEALOUS-RESENTMENT

Col 3:13 Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. MSG

Isa 8:14 And He shall be a sanctuary [a sacred and indestructible asylum to those who reverently fear and trust in Him]; but He shall be a Stone of stumbling and a Rock of offense to both the houses of Israel, a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. AMP

Luke 11:38 The Pharisee was shocked and somewhat offended when he saw that Jesus didn't wash up before the meal.

39 But the Master said to him, "I know you Pharisees burnish the surface of your cups and plates so they sparkle in the sun, but I also know your insides are maggoty with greed and secret evil.

40 Stupid Pharisees! Didn't the One who made the outside also make the inside?

41 Turn both your pockets and your hearts inside out and give generously to the poor; then your lives will be clean, not just your dishes and your hands.

42 "I've had it with you! You're hopeless, you Pharisees! Frauds! You keep meticulous account books, tithing on every nickel and dime you get, but manage to find loopholes for getting around basic matters of justice and God's love. Careful bookkeeping is commendable, but the basics are required.

43 "You're hopeless, you Pharisees! Frauds! You love sitting at the head table at church dinners, love preening yourselves in the radiance of public flattery.

44 Frauds! You're just like unmarked graves: People walk over that nice, grassy surface, never suspecting the rot and corruption that is six feet under."

45 One of the religion scholars spoke up: "Teacher, do you realize that in saying these things you're insulting us?"

46 He said, "Yes, and I can be even more explicit. You're hopeless, you religion scholars! You load people down with rules and regulations, nearly breaking their backs, but never lift even a finger to help. MSG

Luke 11:45 Just then a specialist in interpreting religious law blurted out, "But Teacher, don't you realize that your words insult me and those of my profession? You're being rude to us all!" TPT

Mark 4:17 And they have no real root in themselves, and so they endure for a little while; then when trouble or persecution arises on account of the Word, they immediately are offended (become displeased, indignant, resentful) and they stumble and fall away. AMP


MARK 4:17 but because their hearts fail to sink a deep root into the Word, they dont endure for long. For when trouble or persecution comes on account of the Word, they immediately wilt and fall away. TPT

Rom 5:15 Yet the rescuing gift is not exactly parallel to the death-dealing sin. If one man's sin put crowds of people at the dead-end abyss of separation from God, just think what God's gift poured through one man, Jesus Christ, will do!

16 There's no comparison between that death-dealing sin and this generous, life-giving gift. The verdict on that one sin was the death sentence; the verdict on the many sins that followed was this wonderful life sentence.

17 If death got the upper hand through one man's wrongdoing, can you imagine the breathtaking recovery life makes, sovereign life, in those who grasp with both hands this wildly extravagant life-gift, this grand setting-everything-right, that the one man Jesus Christ provides? MSG


Rom 5:15 The only similarity in the comparison between the offence and the gift, is it both Adam and Christ represent the masses; theyre single accusation therefore bears global consequence. The idea of death and separation that was introduced by one mans transgression is by far superseded by the Grace gift lavished upon mankind in the one man Jesus Christ.

16 The difference between two men is further emphasized in the judgment and condemnation followed by a single offense. Where as the free gift of acquittal and righteousness follows innumerable sins.

17 If spiritual death saw the gap in one sin, and grab the opportunity to dominate mankind because of one man, how much more may we now sees the advantage to reign in righteousness in this light through the one act of Christ, who declared his innocent by his Grace. Grace is out of all proportion in superiority to the transgression. Mirror

JN 8:3 Then in the middle of his teaching, the religious scholars and the Pharisees broke through the crowd and brought a woman who had been caught in the act of committing adultery and made her stand in the middle of everyone.

4Then they said to Jesus, Teacher, we caught this woman in the very act of adultery.

5Doesnt Moses law command us to stone to death a woman like this? Tell us, what do you say we should do with her?

6They were only testing Jesus because they hoped to trap him with his own words and accuse him of breaking the laws of Moses. But Jesus didnt answer them. Instead he simply bent down and wrote in the dust with his finger.

7Angry, they kept insisting that he answer their question, so Jesus stood up and looked at them and said, Lets have the man who has never had a sinful desire throw the first stone at her.

8And then he bent over again and wrote some more words in the dust.

9Upon hearing that, her accusers slowly left the crowd one at a time, beginning with the oldest to the youngest, with a convicted conscience.

10Until finally, Jesus was left alone with the woman still standing there in front of him. So he stood back up and said to her, Dear woman, where are your accusers? Is there no one here to condemn you?

11Looking around, she replied, I see no one, Lord. Jesus said, Then I certainly dont condemn you either. Go, and from now on, be free from a life of sin. TPT

1 COR 10:32 And make sure youre not offending Jews or Greeks or any part of Gods assembly over your personal preferences. TPT

James 1:19 Understand [this], my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear [a ready listener], slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry. AMP