Monday, March 14, 2011
Blessings vs. Curses - March 14, 2011
Romans 12:14 (New International Version, ©2011)
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
Now this is a tough one. In our society, getting even with someone that has wronged you is the thing to do. No one would crticize you for doing so, but in God's economy, "not returning evil with evil"(1 Peter 3:9) is the true sign of a follower of Christ. One can only imagine the torture, humiliation and rididule that Jesus went through, and picture how he didn't react in a similar way, but he asked his Father to "forgive them".
With such a great example, we need to do the same.