Strange and Unusual STORIES

by Dr. Steven White
President of PWBC

Fighting Over a Mosquito

What is the silliest thing you have ever fought over?  A year ago, in Dallas, Texas, 43-year-old Victor Shavers got into a heated argument with his roommate over what a mosquito looks like. Shavers then took a stick and hit his friend over the head.  His friend grabbed a baseball bat to defend himself, and both men were treated for injuries at the hospital.  Shavers is now facing an aggravated-assault court case.

When I was a boy, I remember watching 2 young fellows beat each other up over 5 cents.  People have been known to fight over the smallest things, and some end up killing each other.

In 1 Samuel 24, king Saul was pursuing after David in the wilderness, and David cried out to Saul and said After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.

Yes, in retrospect, many of the things we fight over are nothing more than fleas and mosquitos.  At least they are in the eyes of our heavenly Father.  So, why do we fight over insignificant things?

It all seems to get down to a sense of us being offended.  The devil doesn’t care what object we fight over – it could be a wooly mammoth or a mosquito; it could be a flea or the king of Israel.  Just as long as we feel offended.  And honestly, sometimes it’s very legitimate offense.  If you hurt a man’s family, you’ve offended the man.  And yet, anger and revenge have a nasty way of destroying our inner peace and our lives.  So, what are we to do?  Here are 3 things I have learned through the years:

  1. God sees all the injustices and He promises that He will recompense the evil-doer.
  2. God will turn the offense into a blessing if we keep giving it over to Him.
  3. God will use our new-found peace to draw others to the Saviour.

Jesus said in Mat 5:11-12 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.


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