Matthew 16:23 Amplified Bible
23 But Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on things of God, but on things of man.”
When Satan prompted Peter to speak out against Jesus going to Jerusalem and being killed (God's Plan) , Jesus Discerned the source and Rebuked The Spirit, not the man. Jesus recognized and resisted the devil’s plan to derail his mission.
Remember, saying harsh things to people is not wrong. But what is said needs to be true and tempered with wisdom. We need to be careful when we speak harshly and we need to attempt to be loving and kind whenever possible. But it is not wrong, in and of itself, to speak the truth when dealing with peoples' rebellion against God or when holding each other accountable as Christians and Leaders .
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