Always do it
“Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.”
1 Thessalonians 5:15 NIV
This is a friendly reminder…love conquers all.
As hard as it may be sometimes paying evil back with evil always results in death for all parties involved.
The operating force behind revenge is the pride of life. When we elevate ourselves above being abel to be offended we open ourselves up to retaliation as a response.
It is this type of prideful elevation that attempts to put you above God by deeming yourself more apt to render a just punishment for the offense given.
When God has called us to do the opposite.
In the face of being done wrong, do right by them.
This doesn’t mean you blindly allow people to run all over you or treat you any way they desire. It means that you lead with forgiveness.
That you process every evil act towards you through the filter of forgiveness before you let it generate anger.
It means you are mature enough in Christ to see the spirit at work instead of the person who wronged you. Enabling you to channel your anger properly to the adversary and not the child of God that he used to wrong you.
We must never forget that love covers a multitude of sin. Wherever there is love there is God, there is healing, there is forgiveness, and there is liberty.
So don’t give the enemy any residence in your life by harnessing hate towards anyone no matter how bad they wronged you.
Annihilate his presence by relentlessly treating others better than their actions have qualified them to receive.
Keep on loving them in spite of it all and let God handle them justly.
“Father help me to be more humble. I know I should not take any personal attack directed towards me personal. I know it’s spiritual. I will not let the devil deceive me into responding to the spirit by the flesh. Instead I put my flesh under submission of your Holy Spirit and rely on its strength to guide my words and actions toward others who have and will offend me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.”