Resentment Against People

Resentment is like taking poison and hoping the other person dies. — St. Augustine

Words Get Back to You

The boss spoke harshly to one of his employees, making him mad. Arriving home, the employee had a nasty word for his wife. She yelled at the son. The son kicked the dog. In the yard, the dog bit the boss who had come to apologize for his harsh word.[1]

Resentment is a sinful emotional response to others or to circumstances caused by envy or a sense of injustice.

Read Proverbs 3:11-12 and Proverbs 5:12


[1] Hobbs, H. H. (1990). My favorite illustrations (p. 130). Nashville, TN: Broadman Press.

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‘Creepiest’ Prayer Ever? Pro-Abortion Activist Thanks Lord for Abortion Doctors, Choice

‘Creepiest’ Prayer Ever? Pro-Abortion Activist Thanks Lord for Abortion Doctors, Choice

 

By Alex Murashko , Christian Post Reporter
August 31, 2013|1:10  pm
 
In what one conservative author and columnist called “one of the creepiest  prayers you’re ever going to hear,” Iowa Democrat gubernatorial candidates  joined abortion activists in a prayer applauding doctors who perform abortion  and asking for increased financial support during a rally held Wednesday.

“We give thanks, oh Lord, for the doctors, both current and future, who  provide quality abortion care,” Des Moines activist Midge Slater can be heard  praying in a video by the Iowa Republican.

Although some people in the video can be seen bowing and with eyes closed, it  could be argued that the “prayer” was more like a list of things that abortion  activists might be grateful for, as well as a wish list. The words “God,”  “Jesus,” or “amen,” seem to be absent from Slater’s message in the video of that  segment of the meeting. Her “prayer” ends with an applause.

“If your political goal is to murder as many of the unborn as is humanly  possible, no one should be surprised that you’re constantly taking the rhetoric  to new depths,” writes conservative author and columnist Robert Laurie. “Today’s sick twisting of religion comes to  us from a pro-abortion rally in Iowa. There, Des Moines activist Midge Slater  delivered one of the creepiest prayers you’re ever going to hear.”

Laurie reports that also in attendance were Iowa Democrat gubernatorial  candidates Jack Hatch and Tyler Olson.

He writes, “We can only presume that their grasp on religion is tenuous at  best, since they apparently support praying for things like this,” and then  lists:

“We give thanks, oh Lord, for the doctors, both current and future, who  provide quality abortion care.”

“We pray for increased financial support for low-income women to access  contraception, abortion and childcare.”

“Today, we pray for women in developing nations, that they may know the power  of self-determination. May they have access to employment, education, birth  control and abortion.”

“We pray for women who have been made afraid of their own power by their  materialistic religion. May they learn to reject fear and live bravely.”

“Today we pray for the families who have chosen. May they know the blessing  of choice.”

Slater, who can be seen and heard at the podium for four and a half minutes,  also referred to the decision to have an abortion as “a blessing.”

Hatch and Olson can be seen with their heads kept bowed and eyes closed,  joining in the group prayer.

“Obviously, we get that the left loves to mock the faithful and warp  Christian beliefs into a derisive weapon, but this is pretty vile stuff,” Laurie  states. “The fact that two major Democrat candidates were willing to stand  there, fold their hands, and bow their heads speaks volumes about how low  they’re willing to sink.”

Video of the “prayer” can be seen above.

 

 

 

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What If Every Christian Took This Message to Heart? Seriously

http://www.faithit.com/?p=725

Great video about how we the church need to take our responsibility seriously.

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