Notes on Seven Deadly Mind Games, No 8.

Posted: May 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

1. In Denial

Deuteronomy 29:19-21   (NLT)

19 “Those who hear the warnings of this curse should not congratulate themselves, thinking, ‘I am safe, even though I am following the desires of my own stubborn heart.’ This would lead to utter ruin! 20 The Lord will never pardon such people. Instead his anger and jealousy will burn against them. All the curses written in this book will come down on them, and the Lord will erase their names from under heaven. 21 The Lord will separate them from all the tribes of Israel, to pour out on them all the curses of the covenant recorded in this Book of Instruction.

 

2. Root of Bitterness

Deuteronomy 12:18

I am making this covenant with you so that no one among you—no man, woman, clan, or tribe—will turn away from the Lord our God to worship these gods of other nations, and so that no root among you bears bitter and poisonous fruit.

Hebrews 12:15  (NLT)

Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.

 

3. Grudge, Don’t Budge

Leviticus 19:18  (MSG)

“Don’t seek revenge or carry a grudge against any of your people.

“Love your neighbor as yourself. I am God.
Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.

 

 

 

4. Chicken Belittle

Proverbs 12:18

The Message (MSG)

Rash language cuts and maims, but there is healing in the words of the wise.

Exodus 21:17

And one who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.

Proverbs 12:16 (NIV)

 Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.

Proverbs 16:5  (NLT)

The Lord detests the proud; they will surely be punished.

 

5. Pity Party

James 1:2-4 (NIV)

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

 

6. The Sound of Silence

“Next time I see you, remind me not to talk to you.”

― Groucho Marx

 

The silent treatment is a method the abuser uses to ‘kill’ you for something you have done. In a sense, you have been psychologically ‘murdered’ by them, but your physical life goes on. – Lifted Hearts Network

 

Psalm 32:3

When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.

 

7. Guilt Trip

Psalm 3:2   (NIV)

Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity.

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin.

 

8. Pay Back Time

Romans 12:17-21   (NIV)

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.  If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.  On the contrary:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

You are anointed for the hard stuff!

The Solution

Romans 8:31

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