Tuesday, October 17, 2006

1 Peter 3:9

1 Peter 3:9 - Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

So when someone throws an insult your way, or treats you badly - don't just turn the other cheek, but go out of your way to do something good for them. And this is something we're called to do. It's not just something that is a good thing to do, we're actually called to it. Like a vocation. Some people are called to being amazingly technical. Some people are called to being amazingly diplomatic, or to sell. But as Christians, we're called to bless those people who treat us badly. Interesting thought, and one that drives me crazy sometimes. Parts of me want to snap back at people, get revenge, that type of thing. But when it comes down to it, I know that on the inside, I do actually want to bless them. I guess that's part of having your mind renewed. The world might look at it as being a sucker, but God can use this trait to bring blessing to us.

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