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Offense and Belief

Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.” How precious to the tempted soul is this positive promise. If those in trouble and temptation keep their eyes fixed on Jesus and draw nigh to God, talking of His goodness and mercy, Jesus draws nigh to them, and the annoyances that they thought almost unbearable vanish. . . . Troublous times are before us, but this is not to worry us. To be worried is to be unbelieving, but Christ invites you saying, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” {CTr 164}
I have been learning a great deal about the importance of staying away from offense over the past few months. Ever since I was introduced to this vital topic in The Bait of Satan by John Bevere I have been noticing how much it is intertwined in so many other things. As I read this quote this morning it occurred to me that worry is also very likely connected with hanging on to offense.
This quote states that t…