Reply All: How Do I Deal With Difficult People

July 26, 2020   /   CrossRoads Moss Bluff

James 4:1-2 NIV
What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from
your desires that battle within you? You want something but don’t
get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You
quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God.

Q. How do I deal with difficult people?

1. the from them.

Proverbs 10:12 CEV
Love overlooks the wrongs that others do.

Proverbs 12:16 TEV
When a fool is annoyed, he quickly lets it be known. Wise people will
ignore an insult.

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

2. for them.

Matthew 5:43-44 NIV
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your
enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who
persecute you.”

3. them.

Luke 23:34 NIV
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are

Colossians 3:13 NLT
You must make allowance for each other’s faults and forgive the
person who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you
must forgive others.

4. them.

Luke 6:27-28 NIV
But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those
who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who
mistreat you.

1 Peter 3:9 NCV
Do not do wrong to repay a wrong, and do not insult to repay an
insult. But repay with a blessing, because you yourselves were called
to do this so that you might receive a blessing.

5. to them.

Romans 12:17-21 NIV
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. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed
him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will
heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but
overcome evil with good.

Matthew 10:8 NIV
…Freely you have received, freely give.


Ephesians 4:31-32 NIV
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along
with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one
another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

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