Don’t act like those bullies or learn their ways. Every violent thug is despised by the Lord, but every tender lover finds friendship with God and will hear his intimate secrets.
The wicked walk under God’s constant curse, but godly lovers walk under a stream of his blessing, for they seek to do what is right. If you walk with the mockers you will learn to mock, but God’s grace and favour flow to the meek. (Prov 3:31)
I remember watching a young guy with Downs syndrome wanting approval from a gang. Basically all the gang members just used this young guy for their entertainment in the most horrible of ways.
That’s just how we can be in this world if we don’t realise who we ARE in Christ!
Lord open my eyes to see just how much You approve of me and that I don’t need to seek affirmation from any other source. X