II Corinthians 2:10-11 ” If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven – if there was anything to forgive – I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.”

Anytime you choose to forgive rather than take offense, you are refusing to take the bait of Satan. Think about it, it’s not like we don’t know his tactics of taking advantage of and exploiting raw human emotions…especially when we feel we’ve been disrespected, insulted, or attacked verbally by someone else. Satan wants us to react in the moment, and the more undignified and louder the better he likes it. Satan then smiles, for he has sifted us like grain in a sieve, (Amos 9:9) and outwitted us one more time. And for us…we’re left needing to repent once again.

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