We are in a war and the enemy is out to stop you and defeat you. But he wants to do it in such a way that you will agree with him that it was justified. You will unwittingly accept defeat. And the way he’ll do it is with...offenses.
Jesus promised you and me that "offenses will come."
It’s almost like God Himself deliberately offends people or allows others to offend them because He has a positive purpose in doing so. God does this to humble us so He can then give us His grace so He can exalt us. If the Syrophoenician woman had been easily offended she would have never found God’s healing for her daughter. When offenses come we either take them personally and get offended, or we say, “God is trying to give me grace so I can move forward in my Christian life!”
"The destiny God has for man unfolds or dies at the junction of offense.”
Anytime you hear of someone who has gotten offended, your next thought should be, “I wonder what phenomenal blessing God was about to give them that they’ve now lost out on!”
"I've been a pastor here for 18 years. I've never had a message that so positively affected our church as 'Are You Offended or Unoffendable?'" - NC Pastor