I. DON’T HAVE A WOUNDED SPIRIT.
Psalm 119:165, “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.”
John 16:1, ”These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.”
John 14:17 “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”
John 15:26 “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:”
John 16:13 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”
Matthew 11:6 “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”
There are several things we can do not to have a wounded spirit:
A. Love the Word of God.
B. Give it all to Jesus.
C. Think of people with a wounded spirit as broken and needing your help.
D. Give people a little leeway and the benefit of a doubt.
E. Make it a personal project to restore such a one.
II. DON’T CAUSE A WOUNDED SPIRIT.
Proverbs 18:19, “A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.”
A. Never shoot or fight back.
B. Learn to love the one with a wounded spirit.
III. UNDERSTAND THOSE WHO HAVE A WOUNDED SPIRIT.
You will never know what the other person may be going through. There is a way not to have, cause and understand those who have a wounded spirit:
IV. HAVE AN EXELLENT SPIRIT AND SANCTIFY YOURSELF.
Proverbs 16:2, “All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.”