Sermon – Reacting To Criticism

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Date: July 1, 2012

Speaker: Pastor Dennis Sallas


Then the commander stood and called out in Hebrew: “Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria! This is what the king says” Do not let Hezekiah deceive you. He cannot deliver you from my hand. Do not let Hezekiah persuade you to trust in the LORD when he says The LORD will surely deliver us; this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria. Do not listen to Hezekiah. This is what the king of Assyria says: … Do not listen to Hezekiah, for he is misleading you when he says The LORD will deliver us. (2 Kings 18:28-35)

Listen to what is being said and be patient in your response. (2 Kings 18:36) (Proverbs 18:13)

A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense. (Proverbs 19:11)

Learn to control your actions. (2 Kings 19:1) (Proverbs 19:20)

Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance. (Proverbs 1:5)

Be open and accept the criticism and leave the rest to God. (2 Kings 19:4-7) (Luke 6:27-28)

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay, says the Lord.”  (Romans 12:17-19)


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