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You can be unoffendable. It will take some work. You will have to learn to discern the sneaky spirit of offense attacking you. You will have to renew your mind to the Word of God. You will need to practice walking in love. But it’s possible.

If Jesus could walk without offense given everything He went through, so can we. Scripture says, “As he is so also are we in this world” (1 John 4:7). It is possible not to walk in offense or Scripture would not command us to walk in love (see Eph. 5:2). We cannot walk in offense and walk in love at the same time.

Paul wrote these Spirit-inspired words in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

Let’s zero in on 1 Corinthians 13:5.

  • The NLT says, “It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.” 
  • The Berean Study Bible says, “it is not easily angered, it keeps no account of wrongs.”
  • The Aramic Bible in Plain English says, “It is not provoked, neither does it entertain evil thoughts.”
  • The ISV says it never gets annoyed and is never resentful.

Are you getting the picture?

The key to never getting offended is to walk in love. Of course, if it were easy everyone would do it. And I can make you this unfortunate guarantee: When you set out to walk in love, the enemy will stir up a hornet's nest of offense against you. 

The good news is I can also guarantee you this: When you make the decision to be unoffendable, even though you’ll be tested, you’ll walk in a manner worthy of your calling. God will pour out His grace upon you. You will find great rewards.

Listen in to my prayer call: