An Inherited Blessing

9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

1 Peter 3:9

As believers, we will be persecuted for the Gospel’s sake. That’s a given. However, some of our political beliefs are bound to overflow into our religious beliefs. Satan and his minions hate the truth and will do anything they can to deceive, lie, distort, and dissuade others from even hearing the truth.

You will be insulted for those beliefs. It’s easy to return the insult, especially in an anonymous online environment. Often the best remedy is to let that person know you’re praying for them. They, of course, will not take it as a blessing but a cop out.

Blessing others who do not share our belief system is hard but these commands are recorded for a reason, because they’re powerful.

The byproduct of blessing that person – anyone, really – is an inherited blessing.

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