Think it, Speak It, Act It series
Don't Offend Your Brother A brother is someone who stands by you through thick and especially thin. This biblical reference can include woman as sister because the emphasis is on the relationship and not the gender. When we say brother in this reference, this is someone who would take a bullet for you or would go to jail for you. To offend a person with these credential means to violate personal trust and when that happens the reference to a strong city is point to an arduous task, nothing simple. The contentions of broken personal trust are at castle strength, not house hold quality. Do your best to keep your brother's trust instead of trying to regain it.
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
Jehovah Hoshiah, O LORD Save (Psalm 20:9); our brother O' God guide us not to offend and for this we thank You. In the calmness of our strife You still us from our nonsense and for this we give You high praise. We declare and decree blessings upon our brothers who stand with us during adversity, born to stand by us, so that by our testimony souls can be led to the cross of salvation and find entrance into the Kingdom of God. Now, for the sake of the Kingdom we petition, with an anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.