Bullying - A Biblical Perspective
“Any one who claims to be in the light, but hates his brother is still in the darkness.” 1 John 2:9
The Bible warns us that: “Envy rots the bones” Proverbs 14:30 and “Pride only breeds quarrels” Proverbs 13:10
The Word of God warns us of “The ruthless…mockers…with an eye for evil…” Isaiah 29:20
The Bible tells us of Esau who held a grudge against his brother Jacob (Genesis 27:41), and of Joseph’s brothers who hated and bullied their younger brother to such an extent that they betrayed him and sold him into slavery to Egypt. “They hated him and could not speak a kind word to him” Genesis 37:4.
The Lord Jesus taught: “The world hates Me because I testify that what it does is evil.” John 7:7
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first.” John 15:18
“Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.” 1 John 3:15