To receive an offense is an event, but to be offended is a choice. Satan’s strategy is to divide and his tactic is to bring offenses. He does this in marriages, churches, and in our relationship with God. Everyone will receive offenses in life, but to hold on to the offense to the point of being offended is a decision we make. Christians do not have a right to be offended. God forgives us and He expects us to forgive others of every offense. If a Christian receives an offense and chooses to be offended, then holds onto the offense, then they will progress downward in their relationship with God to the point of losing their first love with Jesus Christ. Offenses are the bait in the trap of Satan, because he knows if he can get us offended, then he can destroy our relationship with God and with others.