Dealing With Narcissists* – Understand That They (And We) Will Give An Account To God

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Romans 14:12 – So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.
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1 Peter 4:5 – but they will give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
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Galatians 6:7 – Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.
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Hebrews 10:30 – For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge His people.
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One of our biggest struggles in dealing with narcissists (those with insolent pride, see here) is when we see them “getting away with it” – “successfully” dodging responsibility, blaming others, sliding by without receiving any consequences for their destructive actions and the pain they are inflicting on us and others.
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While this is not a popular topic, for obvious reasons, the Bible is very clear that everyone will ultimately give an account before God.  There is a day of judgment.  (And that applies to us as well, not just to the narcissists in our lives).
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And there are degrees of justice (see here).  Greater or lesser rewards for those in heaven, and degrees of punishment for those in hell.
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We usually really, really, really want to see the the narcissist get what’s coming to them.  But the fact that God WILL deal justly with the narcissists in our lives can give us a certain amount of freedom to focus on our own attitudes, actions, responses – while leaving the narcissists’ consequences to God.
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* Narcissism is the modern colloquial term for what the Bible calls “insolent pride” – see here

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