“In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but passing it over, he is superior.” – Francis Bacon
Jesus said, “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you. -Matthew 5:44 (NKJV)
When someone has wronged us, our first response would be to get even or plan on vengeance.
Jesus is saying, instead we should do good to those who wronged us, to love, forgive, pray, and pronounce blessing on them.
Example; ” The Lord bless you.” “The Lord make His face shine upon you and give you peace.”
Jesus is saying, this is the right response in dealing with our injuries and enemies. This is not a natural thing it is a -supernatural.
Only God can give us the strength to love them as He does. By doing this we would truly show that Jesus is Lord of our life.
As we are praying for our enemies everyday things slowly begin to happen. We start to change and they change only by God who can deliver people from their natural selfishness.
We must trust the Holy Spirit to help us and we will experience power and peace in our life.