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Wronged

Posted: April 30, 2018

What do you do when you're wronged?  What do you do when you see someone treated unfairly?  There's a common misconception that there are only 2 options: be a weak, silent, spineless doormat, OR fight back with everything you've got. 
Well, what does the Bible say?

"See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people."  I Thessalonians 5:15

This is a response to injustice that is way more productive: Do good.  To all people.  Always.

Now, this takes a LOT of maturity and a LOT of wisdom and a LOT of self-control!  To answer back with the right balance of kindness and truth is not easy!  But if we could stand up for what is right while making God look good, too...oh what a world it would be.

God, I want my knee-jerk reaction when I am mistreated to become pleasing to You.  I want to grow in love, peace, and self-control so much that I honor You with my words and actions even when I'm wronged.  Holy Spirit, guide me throughout the day and give me opportunities to respond well.  Amen.