Topic: Rhino Skin
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Luke 17:1
Then said He unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
All rhino species have different kinds of skin. But they all have one thing in common: their skin is strong and thick. The skin of an adult rhinoceros is around 5 centimetres thick. But as thick as the skin is, a rhino must still take precautions to ward off pesky parasites like ticks.
The biggest parasite you will deal with in your Christian walk is the parasite of offence. The devil will try to use offences to suck the life out of your joy and peace. You, like the rhino, must have “thick skin” when it comes to offences. The word translated “offence” is the Greek word skandalon, the word from which we get the word scandal.
It is a word that is likened to the hook that triggers a mousetrap. You may have heard the saying, “He (or she) knows exactly which button to press,” referring to that thing, usually something that is said, that triggers an offence. Ecclesiastes 7, verse 21 says, “take no heed unto all words that are spoken.”
When you see offence coming, recognize this is an area where the devil is trying to trap you. Don’t listen. And if you hear it, do not take it to heart. Get rid of the buttons of offence, so the devil has nothing to press.
I am led by the Spirit. I do not speak evil of anyone, and I am not moved by the negative words of others. I love because I am a lover. I walk in love, far above the realms of offence.
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