#925 – Don’t Retaliate

Good morning people who respond right

Luke 6:27- 31 But I tell you who hear Me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you.

We are told to love our enemies, do good to them and pray for them.

We are also told to not retaliate and pay people back evil for evil.

Again this is so different to the strong teachings of the world system. It says they deserve it. It says what they did should be done to them. I’ll be honest, when I’ve heard of some of the things people have done, I’ve uttered those words…many times. Now I’m not saying there shouldn’t be justice because there should be, and that too is Biblical, but we are talking about our personal response to those who have mistreated us.

I do not believe we should purposefully put ourselves in harm’s way, but neither should we retaliate when we have been hurt. Commitment to not retaliating might be the very thing that stops us getting ourselves in a whole lot of trouble.

I need to be plain here: There is never a valid excuse for retaliating. Let those who execute justice, execute justice and trust that even if it is not administered properly here, God will hold the perpetrators to account on the Day of Judgement.

I encourage us all to hand those who hurt us over to God and to let the Righteous Judge judge righteously.