Saturday, August 6, 2022

Daily Devotion: Bullying

Bible Reading: Esther 3

Key Verse: Verse 6 –“And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.”

Key Words:  And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone

Haman is a pretty good example of a bully.

1.       He was feared (verse 2);

2.      He had a following (verse 2-3);

3.      He wanted control (verse 5);

4.      He was a scorner (verse 6); and

5.      He had to have things his way (verse 9).

People bully in order to attract attention from others.  They always want to be in the limelight, and make a good impression on other individuals.

In essence, you can say the bully demands control and popularity. What the bully needs to understand:

Ø      First, they are hurting others because they are hurt.  Hurt people hurt people.  Ask for Biblical help and prayer.

Ø      Secondly, remember, you will reap what you sow.  There is a payday someday (Galatians 6:7).

Ø      Thirdly, remember that you are not liked; you are only feared.

Bullying people are not Biblical people.  Remember we are to love our enemies not bully them.

What to do:
✞ Show Christ’s love, not Satan’s hatred.

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