Reading the Bible can give you instructions to follow to help you avoid harm from others. Perhaps you have discovered that sometimes Christians can be very judgmental or hurtful even if you are truly trying to search for the best way to live in the Christian faith. The following Bible verses are recommended to be pondered to calm you down or leave your lips with a bit of wisdom for the hurtful party. All these verses come from the New International Version of the Bible.
Here Comes The Judge
Matthew 7:1 says “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” This verse can be memorized very easily as a rebuttal should someone question you about your faith. Many years ago the saying ‘Here comes the judge” became a part of pop culture. Add a little light hearted tone like this for best results.
An important thing to remember when you study the Bible is to not use it as a weapon. It is better to read the verse about judgment to help yourself find peace instead of trying to win an argument. Let God be the real judge.
Do To Others
Luke 6:31 says “Do to others as you would have them do for you.” This is another verse to easily memorize. This verse is a great one to quote to anyone who causes you pain. Better yet, it makes a good motto for you to follow on how you should relate to other people.
When you go to school, facts such as knowing George Washington was the first President of the United States is good knowledge to know. However, learning a life changing principle such as this verse can be super knowledge to change the world if followed.
Be Kind and Compassionate
Ephesians 4:32 says “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Keep in mind that some Christian people have been brought up remembering the song that says “Onward Christian Soldiers, marching off to war.” They feel obligated to guide you in the way they have been taught.
Other Christians might feel superior to you and think God is on their side. Break down this wall with them by quoting these verses. When the words kind, compassionate, and Christ are used in this last verse it may have an impact. If not, remember you read the Bible to help you in your walk with God more than anything.
You cannot always change some circumstances or hurtful people that affect your life. What you can do is change the way you react or deal with life’s problems. That is where the Bible will always give you solutions in a very effective way.