“Nobody Feels Sorry for Me”

I can think of only one person in the Bible who said something like that.  “… And there is none of you that is sorry for me….”  It was Saul, in I Samuel 22:8.  It ended in murder.

I can think of one other person who had a similar attitude.  It was Ahab, in I Kings 21.  That ended in murder, too.

Maybe it isn’t a good idea to want other people to feel sorry for us.  It fosters ingratitude, resentment, and a host of other problems — often leading to deep hatred, which is murder in spirit (even if it doesn’t manifest itself in action).

I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
In everything give thanks.

For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

About Jon Gleason

Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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