Bent Out Of Shape

Christ was mistreated, Christ took our blame
Even though injustice is part of life, I get bent out of shape when someone mistreats me.

My only hope for getting “unbent” is to meditate on the attitude of Christ.
“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
Who being in very nature God…made himself nothing…humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!” Philippians 2:5-8
  • Being God, He was called the Devil.
  • Being loving, He was hated.
  • Being innocent, He was crucified.
  • Being King of Kings, He became our servant.
  • Being blameless, He took our blame.
  • Being sinless, He died for our sin.
All of these things are unfair.
But God can turn mistreatment around—to help others and train us to have attitudes like Christ's.

When mistreated, I can get bent out of shape, or “bent into shape.”
Will you join me today to pray for the "right bent"? 
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
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  1. I wish I would have read this a few days ago. :) Thank you for putting things back into perspective for me. And thanks for linking this excellent post up at Mommy Teaches (and the others, too) . I hope you'll link up again. :) Love from Croatia!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing. This really has me thinking this morning. God bless you--Jana

  3. thank you for sharing this, Gail!


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