Bible Quotes (1938 quotes)
The Poison of the Petty Heart
Pettiness is a sin that begins and flourishes in the first instance in the heart. It emerges into the daylight as snide comments, a critical spirit, condescending looks, self-righteous pity parties, and occasionally full-blown angry outbursts. Pettiness covers itself in a faux piety of justice, but it is actually seething hatred, a critical spirit, nothing short of satanic accusation. Synonymns: illiberal, insular, Lilliputian, little, narrow-minded, parochial, narrow, picayune, provincial, sectarian, small, small-minded. Related words: inflexible, ironbound, obdurate, obstinate, rigid, set, stubborn, unyielding, wrongheaded; bigoted, intolerant; biased, discriminating, discriminatory, jaundiced, one-sided, partial, partisan, prejudiced; brass bound, hidebound, old-fashioned, reactionary, stodgy, straitlaced or straightlaced , stuffy; dogmatic also dogmatical , opinionated, opinionative; limited; hick, unsophisticated.
Christians are to be loving, kind, humble, and respectful to others. The only time a Christian should argue is when defending the faith against false teachers and others. We must be careful because sometimes we will get into discussions with others and we might get insulted because of our faith. We should continue to be loving, follow the examples of Christ, remain calm, and turn the other cheek. Philippians Do everything without complaining and arguing.
1 John 3:18
Christians should never deal with drama especially having drama in the church. There are many ways drama can start such as gossip, slander, and hate which are not a part of Christianity. God hates fighting between Christians, but true Christians are usually not in drama. Many fake Christians who put on a Christian name tag are the ones who deal with drama inside the church and make Christianity look bad. Stay away from drama and conflict. If someone insults you repay them with prayer. What does the Bible say?
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If any Christian is dealing with a mean attitude I encourage you to find the root to your anger. It could be because of stress, envy, or maybe there is that one person who always makes you mad. Treat others how you would want to be treated. Keep your composure in all situations and overlook an offense. Think about others and how they would feel. The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become. Ephesians You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self , which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;.