Thursday Thought — Abusers tend to return to their abuse
Scripture has more to say about abusers than we often realize. Barbara compiled scriptures that show that abusers tend to return to their abuse. These scriptures and more can be found on our Scriptures Describing Abuse page.
But when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunder had ceased, he sinned yet again and hardened his heart, he and his servants. (Exodus 9:34. See also 8:15 and 10:20)
A man of great wrath will pay the penalty, for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again. (Prov 19:19)
Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his folly will not depart from him. (Prov 27:22)
Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly. (Prov 26:11,12,16)
A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. (Prov 25:28)
A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity. (Prov 19:28a)
And this is the judgment; the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. (John 3:19-20)
Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. (2 Tim 3:8)
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