Regardless how others treat you, the Bible tells us not to pay back wrong for wrong

Some people are not intentionally trying to mistreat others, but their high-stress levels are causing them to behave uncharacteristically wrong.

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Happy Thursday Saints.

1Thessalonians 5:15 “MAKE SURE THAT NOBODY PAYS BACK WRONG FOR WRONG, BUT ALWAYS STRIVE TO DO WHAT IS GOOD FOR EACH OTHER AND FOR EVERYONE ELSE.”

According to the Word of God, as we draw closer to Christ’s return, things won’t get any better. As the world gets darker, people are understandably becoming more stressed and anxious.

When people are stressed and worried about the future, we have to guard our hearts against losing the love and peace that we have in Christ.

When we lose our peace and become anxious – our own behaviour as Christians can change along with those around us.

As the world we live in becomes more stressful, the way we speak to one another becomes more destructive, and our actions more harmful.

Some people are not intentionally trying to mistreat others, but their high-stress levels are causing them to behave uncharacteristically wrong.

Regardless of others’ motives or reasons for doing the wrong things, the Bible tells us not to pay back wrong for wrong.

As Christians, we have every reason to be at peace – we’ve got God. We’ve got His peace and His love inside our hearts.

God’s love is stronger than any outside forces that may try to disturb you. Romans 12:21 says, “DO NOT BE OVERCOME BY EVIL, BUT OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD.”

You are strong in Christ. Your internal strength is greater than the external pressures. If someone who is stressed and worried does you wrong, don’t react straight away.

Take a moment to pray and connect with the God of peace. He can give you the strength to control your emotions and reign in any desire to pay back wrong for wrong.

You’re a lot BIGGER on the inside, and you have all that you need in Christ to OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD.

Have a fantabulous day. God bless and lots’a love,
Warren


Pastor Warren Retzlaff