1Pet.3.9 - Don't repay evil for evil. Don't retaliate when people say unkind things about you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God wants you to do, and he will bless you for it.
Sometimes you ask yourself, what does God want me to do?
What is his will concerning this or that?
Now that I'm saved, how can I relate to the world?
Lemme tell you,
God's will can easily be discerned when you know his personality and his nature.
As Believers, Jesus already told us what to expect in this world,
"In this world you'll have tribulations and Trouble, they'll hate you because they hated me, but be of Good cheer, I have overcome the world"
What a statement!
You know, some Believers think this world is gonna be stress-free, insult-free and problem free. But that's just lack of knowledge. You can call it ignorance if you want. 🤷
This makes them revolt when they face such problems and persecutions. Some start raining insult back, others retaliate by raining curses. All these occurs when you really don't know the nature and mind of Christ.
Eph 1:3 Says
"God has blessed us with every spiritual blessings in the Heavenlies in Christ Jesus"
So when a Believer curse those who hurt them, I just wonder where that comes from🤷. Is it coming from the "EVERY SPIRITUAL BLESSING" that's within you?
You have been raised with Christ to heaven place, where you stay is Heaven, evil doesn't dwell there.
So when you are persecuted and you retaliate, paying evil with evil, you just borrowed that from the devil, God didn't bestow that on you.
Our text says
"Pay them back with BLESSINGS"
Blessings' all you've got.
Good is a greater force than evil,
Rom.12.21 - Don't let evil get the best of you, but conquer evil by doing good.
It's immaturity to leave a higher position for the lesser. It's just deep foolishness.
God has given you only one pay back for the world and all it's got to offer.
That payback is called BLESSINGS.
"...pay them back with a blessing. That is what God wants you to do, and he will bless you for it.
When we pay with BLESSINGS we attract more Blessings, because that's what God wants us to do.
We're Blessings personified
Our nature is to do Good
We are ambassadors of a God who is Good
Whatever the world throws at us, all we have to through back is BLESSINGS, because that's who we are