Piercing vs. wounding. What’s the difference?

I had never heard of the concept before: the difference between being a victim that is pierced by the hurtful actions or sins of another versus being wounded by those actions. But it makes sense, so bear with me. We all have experienced the hurt and pain of another’s inconsiderateness, oblivion or even intentional slings and arrows. Every human alive has knowledge of this because we live in a fallen world where sin abounds.

Piercing means to enter painfully or sharply. Wounding means to damage underlying tissue and it occurs by taking ownership of the piercing, letting it go deep to the underlying tissue of your heart and soul. Piercing comes first, and if we don’t deal with that, it can go into wounding. So how do we avoid that? When we are pierced with hurt, we deal with it. We forgive, we repent if we need to and then, we let it go.arrows

Zechariah 13:6 speaks of Jesus: “And one shall say to him, what are these wounds in your hands? Then he shall answer, ‘Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.'”

Hmm. From the house of my friends. In other words, people close to us. Don’t those wounds hurt the worst? I think so.

The Bible also refers to the “fiery darts of the devil.” I immediately picture arrows, sharp points, hurt then infection if left undealt with.

So take any piercings to the Lord. He, after all, has already taken them on the cross. Already dealt with them. Allow Him to love you by carrying them for you.

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