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Damage to the Human Spirit.

 

The Human Spirit can be traumatised.

(Lamentations 1:16 NIV)  "This is why I weep and my eyes overflow with tears. No one is near to comfort me, no one to restore my spirit. My children are destitute because the enemy has prevailed."

When the Human Spirit is traumatised it can not function fully to sustain our physical and spiritual life, and carry out all life and health sustaining Functions.

(Proverbs 17:22 NIV)  A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
(Proverbs 18:14 NIV)  A man's spirit sustains him in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?

ATTITUDES WITHIN THE HUMAN SOUL THAT  HAVE A CRITICAL EFFECT ON THE HUMAN SPIRIT

BLAME.

(Isaiah 58:9 NIV)  Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. "If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
(Isaiah 58:10 NIV)  and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday
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JUDGING.

(Matthew 7:1 NIV)  "Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
(Matthew 7:2 NIV)  For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
(Matthew 7:3 NIV)  "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
(Matthew 7:4 NIV)  How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?
(Matthew 7:5 NIV)  You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.

(John 8:15 NIV)  You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.
(John 8:16 NIV)  But if I do judge, my decisions are right, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me.

(Romans 2:1 NIV)  You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.
(Romans 2:2 NIV)  Now we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth.
(Romans 2:3 NIV)  So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgment?

DISAPPROVAL.

(Psalm 69:20 NIV)  Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none.

CRITICISM.

(James 3:8 NIV)  but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
(James 3:9 NIV)  With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness.
(James 3:10 NIV)  Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.
(James 3:11 NIV)  Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?
(James 4:11 NIV)  Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.
(James 4:12 NIV)  There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you--who are you to judge your neighbour?

 



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