sermonette: Are You a Victim?

Our Response to Victimization
John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 23-Aug-03; Sermon #627s; 18 minutes

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Any one of us can be unfairly victimized and we may be tempted to lay the blame at God's feet. The children of Israel swerved into that "victim" mindset only one week after their joyous liberation. Aaron, whose sons brought about their demise through foolishness, was instructed not to even think about complaining about God's decision or way of dealing with the problem. Both David and Job provided sterling examples for us responding to calamities and seemingly 'unfair' situations, keeping within the bounds of what is acceptable to God. It is God's desire to see how we respond to trials that we may deem unfair.


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