Welcome back. Today we are going to discuss verse 28. Have a blessed Wednesday!
Luke 6:27-36 (HCSB) from Biblegateway.com
27-“But I say to you who listen: Love your enemies, do what is good to those who hate you, 28-bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29-If anyone hits you on the cheek, offer the other also. And if anyone takes away your coat, don’t hold back your shirt either. 30-Give to everyone who asks you, and from one who takes your things, don’t ask for them back. 31-Just as you want others to do for you, do the same for them. 32-If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33-If you do what is good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34-And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners to be repaid in full. 35-But love your enemies, do what is good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is gracious to the ungrateful and evil. 36-Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful. Luke 6:27-36 (HCSB)
28-bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
I actually like obeying this one. Why? Because when you bless/give someone a gift or act of kindness, you get to see the guilt and shame on their face as they receive the blessing. (Hahahahahahahaha) On a Serious note, from my own experience, I have found it therapeutic to bless someone who has hurt me. It makes me have a feeling of peace that speaks the words I am not going to let you have the power of bitterness and un-forgiveness over me. In a way it is a releasing of the pain they caused you and a fulfilling of what God desires from you.
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