A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools! Proverbs 26:3 New International Version
We have a cat that used to love to wait until we went to bed and then meow all night.
I read were if you ignore them they will stop. They are just trying to get attention. I tried it with limited success.
One night she kept us up until three a.m.
That was the last straw.
That day I put her in her cat carrier. Every time she meowed I would gently slap her on her and say “NO MEOWING!!” It took her forty five minutes to learn that meowing is rewarded with punishment and she stopped. Needless to say she did not like that at all. Now every night that she begins to meow alls I have to say is NO MEOWING! once and she stops and does not do it anymore during the night.
So too it is with instigators.
We can just ignore them and sometimes they will grow bored because they do not have a victim to torment but there are times when we have to be graceful, wise and firm with them and give them the same treatment as the cat. We cannot physically swat them but with Jehovahs guidance our words sting much worse.
I now use this to great effect and it has prevented many useless arguments and stings from the sick ones that love to start fights to satisfy their perverted pleasure. They quickly learn to avoid me and look for other victims.
That does not mean they will not wait until they think your guard is down and then try to attack again.
Let them try and they will fail.
You know why?
Because they are not dealing with flesh and blood (you), they are battling Spirit (The Holy Spirit) and who do you think is going to win that battle?
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) for blessing me with the wisdom, grace and meekness to use words as a weapon to defend myself against the fools who arrogantly think they are so smart and love to cause disputes to satisfy their perverted pleasure. I thank you in the name of He who put the Pharisees in their place Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day