Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rejoicing in A Sibling's Stumbling


"When a child is about to be disciplined, and others are delighting in this, stop and read Proverbs 24:17-18 and 1 Corinthians 13:6 with your children. Ask them to tell you what God does when others rejoice over the fall of their enemies? Encourage them to look at their own hearts. What are they doing when they rejoice over the fall of family members that they actually love? Are they pleasing God with their attitudes? What does God want them to do instead of taking pleasure in the downfall of someone else?"

~Pam Forster at Doorposts

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3 comments:

  1. We have a huge problem with this. I address it when I see it, but I just can't stand it. It is so self-righteous and hurtful. then I ask myself, how many times have I done that with my enemy? Sad but true.

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  2. I try to encourage this housefull of boys to men that when they see someone getting in trouble - to pray for them - that they need prayer - from the bully in the bathroom to maybe even their brother having a bad day. Gloating doesn't change lives; prayer does!

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