In last week’s Bible study, we looked at an uncommon application of doing unto others and how that verse could be applied to bullies. While I believe it is Biblical to stand up for your self, there is a fine line between self-defense and being vindictive. The biggest challenge for many Christians is maintaining a godly balance. Putting a bully in his place requires a necessary course of action that may involve a harsh talking to or even physical violence. Once the issue has been addressed or the threat has passed, further action is likely to be vindictive and God tells us to leave that up to him.
How do we discern if we’re being vengeful or if we are legitimately standing up for our rights? The best way is to maintain a constant relationship with your Creator. Through a discipline of prayer, Bible reading and worship, you can stay in persistent contact with the Holy Spirit who will guide your decisions.
Here is an easy self-test. If you are the one always standing up for your rights, make sure it’s not crossing the line into revenge. If you’re the one always turning the other cheek, make sure you’re not empowering bullies who will then be embolden to mistreat others.
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