Most of us have heard the phrase, “get some backbone” or “they have the spine of a jelly fish”. In today’s culture more people than ever get their feelings hurt, or others are too insensitive when they speak. Perhaps its just a lack of respect or maybe you’re caught up in being offended by everything because our culture has promoted this. (There are some people who even get offended when they look in the mirror!)
Back in the day when somebody had a fist fight you went at it for several minutes, got up, brushed yourself off, shook hands and made up or reconciled, and then went and had a beer or a drink.
Today is a bit different, weapons are drawn more often in a fight, and hatred seems to be foaming at the mouth over topics such as sports, politics, even mass shootings happening because somebody got fired from their job.
Backbone is described as having a strong and healthy spine in our body. If you have no backbone you are a jellyfish. The binder on a book is the backbone for it’s pages and cover.
Hardened hearts drive you to have revenge or retaliate. If anybody had a reason for revenge it was Jesus who innocently suffered and paid the ultimate price, nailed to a cross. He died for you and me so we can experience forgiveness of sin. Only God can soften the hardest of hearts because of His love.
Pilate was bothered to the core when he asked Jesus, “What is truth?” You know how Jesus responded? He responded with silence! He stood there and said nothing.
Jesus shows us real backbone here and it drove Pilate nuts. There are times in life where you have to be still and be silent; allow God to give you the strength to face your foe head on by just doing nothing and being quiet. This shows real backbone and toughness.
The tongue such as gossip, envy, jealousy, and even social media can get you into a lot of trouble. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue”…
“Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”…
The Lord is your backbone and He will justify and He will vindicate you. Pray and ask God to give you His power, His grace, and His Holy Spirit, to face every force and every demon in your life and family today.
Rather than complain and gossip relentlessly tell it to Jesus and release the other person or people into God’s hands. Then God can help us deal with our own heart and attitude.
Have a great week my friend and walk with a straight back and keep your head up facing every obstacle with no fear. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound (disciplined) mind”.
Be like Jesus, silence can speak volumes at times!
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