fearfully and wonderfully offended

If only you, God, would slay the wicked!  Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.

i don't know about you, but there seems to be moments where i become a bit territorial with my God.  i hear His name taken in vain, taken for granted, taken for nothing.  i hear them challenge Him and deny His existence.

and i become offended.  i take these things personally, because He is my Lord.

this seems to be such a rotten emotion to attribute to love for the Lord, but it actually provides a clear confirmation of such a great love.  to be offended is to have an attachment of a deep sort to that which is being insulted.  if we did not care, why would anything bother us?

i take this logic to my love for God, and Jesus, and the Spirit.  

before i was a believer i spoke very negatively about not only God but those who followed Him.  i thought the entire faith was a joke.  

and when i came to hear from God, see His work in my life, and feel the walls come down around all of my certain knowledge of His non-existence, i started to notice those who felt the way i used to.  instead of finding pity for these people, i took things personally.  

i became angry at anyone who insulted my Savior.  i became upset by the smallest of jabs.  

i became fearfully and wonderfully offended.  

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