Beat The Bully

Beat the Bully 

Everybody hates a bully, but in recent years there's been a movement to eliminate bullying from our society. Bullying is certainly not something that is new, the bully has been around ever since Cane killed Able, it seems to be part of our human nature. 

What is bullying, it is the intentional tormenting whether in a physical, verbal or  psychological way.  Methods can range from hitting, shoving, name-calling, threats, mocking, extorting or  taking ones possessions.  The indirect methods of being a bully would be gossip, refusing to socialize with certain people, criticizing people on their manner of dress, their faith and other characteristics. Webster says a bully is a blustering browbeating person, one who habitually is cruel to others or to a person who they perceive to be weaker. 

The goal of the bully, is to beat a person into submission.  Research indicates that those who Bully others have an authoritarian personality combined with the strong need to control or dominate.  Further studies of shown that resentment maybe a motive for bullying, some bullies are arrogant, narcissistic and they use use bullying as a tool to boost their self-esteem by demeaning others.  By abusing others they feel that they are empowered. 

Satan Is The Chief Bully

Satan attacks those that do not submit to his wishes.  

John 10:10

"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly."

Satan desires that each of us submit to his bullying tactics.  Just as the bully wants to steal your lunch money, Satan wants to steal every cent of God's grace from you. 

It's time to stand up to the bully!

David Brimm

Pastor of Bethel Chapel Pentecostal Church in Granite City, IL.