You Insult Us Also

This may come as a surprise to you, but the Lord’s words were interpreted as an insult. In Luke 11:45 (ESV) the religious leaders took the Lord’s words as an insult when He said that people walk over them as they are unmarked graves. The Lord was not intending an insult as much as he was being very pointed in His remarks. The insult received was the result of the interpreter’s hearing. Take for example the proverb the Lord used when He spoke to the woman desiring Him to heal her child (dogs); she could have taken that as an insult, instead she took that as a lesson to be learned and a teaching to be extended. The Lord was pleased. So, rather than being overly sensitive (thin skinned) let us listen and learn. Moreover, let us also be mindful of the words we speak; our words are to be seasoned with salt, not salty language (Colossians 4:5-6).

 

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