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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5929 resentment, against people
5929 resentment, against people

5929 resentment, against people

A sinful, emotional response to others or to circumstances, frequently caused by envy or a sense of injustice.

Causes of resentment

Unwelcome instruction Pr 3:11-12 See also Pr 1:7; Pr 5:12

Feelings of rejection Ge 4:2-5 See also Jdg 8:1; Mt 20:24

Feelings of injustice Ac 6:1 See also Ge 27:34; Ge 50:15; Mt 20:10-11; Col 3:21

Hard circumstances 1Sa 30:6 See also 1Sa 22:2

Disappointment with leaders Jos 9:18

Resentment has no place in godly living

Eph 4:31; Php 2:14 See also Lev 19:18; Dt 15:10; 2Co 9:5; 2Ti 2:24; Heb 12:15; Jas 3:14-15; Jas 5:9; 1Pe 4:9

Dealing with resentment

Not an easy task Pr 18:19

Through forgiveness Pr 17:9 See also Pr 19:11

Through God-given contentment Php 4:11 See also 1Ti 6:6-10; Heb 13:5

Through conciliation Jdg 8:1-3

See also

5265complaints
5347injustice
5560suffering
5835disappointment
5839dissatisfaction
6230rejection
8733envy
8765grudge
8773jealousy

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