12 Nov Don’t Tow That Line
The natural man wants to retaliate immediately to offense. The flesh wants to show that it is not stupid and cannot take rubbish from anyone, that is the natural man.
However for believers we are in this world but not of it, we cannot operate like the world and it’s systems. We cannot pay back evil for evil, it may be gratifying to the flesh but destructive to the spirit.
We must react differently to offense no matter how bad it hurts, we must represent our kingdom and our Father. When we bless the people who hurt us we behave like people called of God and we obtain a blessing.
Never return evil for evil or insult for insult (scolding, tongue-lashing, berating), but on the contrary blessing praying for their welfare, happiness, and protection, and truly pitying and loving them. For know that to this you have been called, that you may yourselves inherit a blessing from God–that you may obtain a blessing as heirs, bringing welfare and happiness and protection. 1 Peter 3:9 AMP
LahyorzPosted at 10:08h, 13 November
Would the presence of God deter us from unacceptable behaviour? Sure it would! Guess what, he’s right here beside us! What do you think his response would be?
AbiolaPosted at 16:01h, 12 November
Just this morning, I was caught off guard and wanted to lash back, return the hurt I felt word for word…I actually did and asked for forgiveness after. My mood and day could have been better if I had held back a little and waited for a better time to calmly discuss the issue at hand.
Many thanks for this reminder.
francesPosted at 15:42h, 12 November
Very true! No matter how gentle/”christianly” one is,we r tempted sometimes to just lash back,bt funny enuf dat won’t show dat we “knw wats up”.let’s endeavour to keep on being gentle as always,a kind word turneth away wrath and shows that we all d fruit of d Holy Spirit(gentleness)to shine thru us.
ebiichykePosted at 13:36h, 12 November
Thanks Mamaj. This is one area we need God’s help.Believers should be believers. What of believers who cheat their brothers in business or do not deliver on things agreed even after several i mean several years? Some things are easier to handle when its coming from the world but what of if it comes from the church? God help us to be more like christ.
ologundudu abrahamPosted at 12:10h, 12 November
This post is timely. Yesterday, i was talking with a man and he said it’s not possible for people to do without curse words. Especially in Lagos traffic. It appears men are now justifying themselves.
The truth is that the Bible is infallible and nobody can alter it.