Overdone. Over used. Annoyingly habitual.
Years ago the constant use of “threats” became old words. Useless and empty to me.
After a while repetitious “bullying” signals a weakness, pride and fear.
You could name it mumbo jumbo or gobbledygook. It simply loses all meaning.
For those who are on the receiving end of this “game of thrones” it is or can be a nightmare until it is realized the menace is used to getting their way by sounding like a ferocious cat about to pounce on its dinner. Our cat has a very, vocal big mouth but only weighs 11 pounds. She learned early on communicating with us by a constant whine, whimper or meowwwwwww along with walking between our legs she would get her Fancy Feast treats. She thinks we fall for her persuasive intimidation; she doesn’t know how cute she is.
The cat can get away with it, but not people. At least she doesn’t know any better.
The menace will continue their extortion until they hit a brick wall and…….there is always a brick wall up ahead. As long as it appears they are winning, stopping would be worse than the consequences once caught. In their sick minds is the thought “who is going to stop me?”
A bully or persecutor struggles with inner conflict, so outward infliction’s become their sword.
They do not understand quiet; or no response. Seeking to revel in an outburst of physical emotion is their reward because proving they are always right is first and foremost in their beleaguered minds.
Always looking over their shoulder, peace is their enemy. There is no rest for the wicked. (Isaiah 48:22)
We have no right to complain about that which we won’t confront.
What we permit will continue; good or evil.
As Christians, one of our best weapons against the folly of a fool is the Word of God. Knowledge and Understanding of God is like Jesus writing in the sand. Whatever he wrote is compounded by how he wrote it. The pause and his quiet demeanor broke the loud accusations of the Pharisees. He was not moved by their hypocritical attitudes nor was he afraid of their “manipulating tactics.”
His peaceful and calm spirit built an armistice around him leaving them “speechless.”
The validity of his actions were confirmed with his words.
His love for justice filled the air with integrity and righteousness.
He had no gavel to dismiss the case nor did he need one.
Jesus shows up and his opponents scatter.
An army of 1?
Deuteronomy 28: 7 “The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.”
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