The “schools” of character building to rid the prophet of the problem of anger.
God will allow his “prophet-in-the-making” to endure the school of offense because His prophets must be free of offense lest their angry “spirit” filters through their message, making it un-receivable.
Luke 17:1-2 tells us that offense is inevitable in life. “Then He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”
The critical lessons:
- we will have opportunity to be offended, and we must not allow it to poison us;
- we must not be the ones originating the offense
A prophet’s concern must always be that he make his “truth” receivable.
Heb 12:15 “See to it that no one fail to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springing up causes trouble, and by it many become defiled”
It is wounded people who wound other people.
The antidote for offense is forgiveness.
The prophet of the Lord must be an “expert forgiver”
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