Resentment, Against People
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My son, do not reject the LORD's discipline, and do not despise his correction, because the LORD corrects the person he loves, just as a father corrects the son he delights in.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
And she did it again, giving birth to his brother Abel. Abel shepherded flocks and Cain became a farmer. Later, after a while, Cain brought an offering to the LORD from the fruit that he had harvested, while Abel brought the best parts of some of the firstborn from his flock. The LORD looked favorably upon Abel and his offering, read more.
but he did not look favorably upon Cain and his offering.
In those days, as the number of the disciples was growing larger and larger, a complaint was made by the Hellenistic Jews against the Hebraic Jews that their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of food.
Later, after Joseph's brothers faced the reality of their father's death, they asked themselves, "What happens if Joseph decides to hold a grudge against us? What if he pays us back in full for all the wrong things we did to him?"
"When the first came, they thought they would receive more, but each received a denarius as well. When they received it, they began to complain to the landowner,
Fathers, do not make your children resentful. Otherwise, they'll become discouraged.
David was in great danger because all the people were bitter because of their sons and daughters, and they were talking about stoning him. But David found strength in the LORD his God.
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, quarreling, and slander be put away from you, along with all hatred.
"You are not to seek vengeance or hold a grudge against the descendants of your people. Instead, love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD."
Therefore, I thought it necessary to urge these brothers to visit you ahead of me, to make arrangements in advance for this gift you promised, and to have it ready as something given generously and not forced.
A servant of the Lord must not argue. Instead, he must be kind to everyone, teachable, willing to suffer wrong,
See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up and causes you trouble, or many of you will become defiled.
But if you have bitter jealousy and rivalry in your hearts, stop boasting and slandering the truth. That kind of wisdom does not come from above. No, it is worldly, self-centered, and demonic.
An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and his disputes are like the bars of a fortress.
Anyone who overlooks an offense promotes love, but someone who gossips separates close friends.
A person's discretion makes him slow to anger, and it is to his credit that he ignores an offence.
Of course, godliness with contentment does bring a great profit. Nothing to this world we bring; from it take we nothing. With food to eat and clothes to wear; content we are in everything.read more.
But people who want to get rich keep toppling into temptation and are trapped by many stupid and harmful desires that plunge them into destruction and ruin. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, in their eagerness to get rich, have wandered away from the faith and caused themselves a lot of pain.
Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for God has said, "I will never leave you or abandon you."
Later on, the descendants of Ephraim spoke to Gideon. They argued vehemently, "What are you doing to us? You never called us! But you went out to fight Midian!" "What have I accomplished compared to you?" he responded. "Isn't what's left from Ephraim's harvest better than the best vintage of Abiezer? God gave Oreb and Zeeb, the leaders of Midian, into your control. What was I able to do compared to you?" When he said this, their anger calmed down.