A Brother Offended Prov. 18: 19

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Remember first of all – Ps 119:165

This proverb is talking about a brother, not a lost person who might get offended because you witness to him – Is 29:21, Matt 15:12

Be careful not to offend – because it is nearly impossible to get an offended party back.

How can you offend a brother?

By doing something that might weaken his faith – wound thy weak brother – Rom 14:21, 1 Cor 8:13

By not maintaining a good report without – Matt 17:27, 2 Cor 6:3

By hatred and betrayal – Matt 24:10 [more prevalent as we approach the tribulation]

By preaching or teaching bad doctrine – Rom 16:17

By excess liberty – 1 Cor 10:31-32

By what you say – Jas 3:2

If you offend someone, ask for forgiveness – the sooner the better.  And if they offend you, don’t hold a grudge.

And don’t air out the grievance with others (Matt 18).