Do not be a person who retaliates when wronged! Instead show love, kindness and generosity to those who wrong you because of your commitment to Christ! Be like God, who gave His Son on our behalf – NOT like sinful humanity!
“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ BUT I SAY TO YOU, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.” (The words of Jesus in Matthew 5:36-42)
The example of Jesus… “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children! And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5:1-2)
Help me Father, to be more like you and follow the example of your Son, Jesus! I need your help!!! Amen!