Let's face it. People are mean. Bullies are always going to be bullies. The sad thing is....It doesn't stop in adulthood. Words hurt. They can inflict scars that go beyond physical. We are commanded to love one another. Reacting in a sinful way happens so fast sometimes, because we are angered, sad, or confused.It is so easy to do. Lashing out is not the answer. Revenge is never a good idea.When someone says something hurtful to us, we feel the need to react on emotion in our hearts, instead of using the knowledge in our heads. Being solid, and versed in His commands help eleviate the need to retaliate in a sinful way. What better way to get accountability, than through His word. Being in the word is not just for knowledge though. It's how we grow stronger in our faith, build our relationship with Jesus Christ, and ultimately live and breathe His expectations. The old saying "Think before you speak" still stanfs true. We should think ahead of the results that your words, or actions might inflict. If things go south, despite your forethought, ask God to help you admit your wrongs and make things right. Forgiveness is always a great place to start.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper thanany twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. -Hebrews 4:12