“Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out My hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all My counsel, and would none of My reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon Me, but I will not answer; they shall seek Me early, but they shall not find Me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord: They would none of my counsel: they despised all My reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto Me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.” Proverbs 1:24-33.
God’s way brings life, while man’s way brings death. Man has turned away from the simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him Crucified and leaned on their own wisdom. Man’s wisdom will always appeal to the flesh and will require work on our part to figure it out, which makes us feel like we have accomplished something. God’s wisdom requires faith in His Son and will witness to our spirit. Pray for discernment before rejecting the offense. Is the offense a rebuke from the Lord? Are we rejecting God’s wisdom and disregarding His counsel?
“He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.” John 12:25-26.
What is it that is offensive to you, the world or the Word?