1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. ESV #Bible
Repay evil for evil done to us, now that is really going to get us somewhere.
Think about it, if someone does evil to us and we allow it to have an effect on us. We will spend our day or week doing evil, paying them back by doing evil to those we come in contact with, just because we have been hurt or effected by the one who has done evil to us.
There are a lot of people out there who act this way, and it just gets worse.
This is not the way to live our lives. Storing up all the evil people have done to us, that is a lot of luggage to be carring around.
When we do good to those who do evil to us, we end the chain reaction, or pattern that has been set into motion.
Doing good instead of evil is to bless those who do evil, it even is like pouring hot coals of conviction upon their heads. Which causes them to rethink their actions, maybe even
repent, maybe even to ask you for forgiveness.
Doing good to others is to love them. It brings the best out of a person. It also makes us quite attractive to others and may just cause them to want to know what makes you so different. That’s when we can show them it is the Love of Jesus the Christ within our healed hearts that empowers us to do good in the face of evil.
To the wicked evil person, when we do good, we stand as a shining light, a beacon of hope, and direction to Jesus our Saviour. Who stands with open arms inviting them into the Father’s Love, all by doing good to others.
We see a whole lot more going on here than just our hurt feelings. Boy, how we need Jesus.