Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Romans 12:14
As Jesus was dying on the cross, he said “Father forgive them, for they do not know what there doing. “ In a world that seeks revenge, we need to forgive and allow God to be the vindicator.
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn Romans 12:15
Jesus said “Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted” When people are mourning we need to be there for them during there time of need. For those who rejoice, you should rejoice with them for this is the day The Lord has made.
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Romans 12:16
Jesus interacted with sinners, with lepers, and Samaritans. This was all forbidden by Jews back then, he showed us how to live with grace and mercy.
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:17-18
Jesus said “Blessed are the Peacemakes for they will be called Children of God” One mans sin doesn’t justify another mans sin. The blind will lead the blind into the ditch.
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. Romans 12:19
Judgement is not ours, let go and let God take control. Usually we make a bigger mess when we try to seek revenge.
On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:20-21
“Kill them with Kindness” is a term we heard before and has some truth to it. When you are kind to your enemies, it’s a response they don’t want. Never allow someone to bully you into a fight, as it says in Proverbs “A fool is quick to quarrel” be slow to anger and quick to forgive.
Forgiveness is not weakness, it empowers you to release the control your enemy has over you. When you forgive them, you are moving on and letting God take over. Don’t imprison yourself with hatred, break the chains in Jesus Name Amen