Tuesday, November 5, 2019
The LORD God will fight for you!
Sisters, I understand.
Life is tough and people are cruel and evil.
Sometimes "the people" are ones you never, ever would believe would "stab you in the back and then twist the knife". But this happens. People are sinners, even the ones you have loved and trusted.
Sisters in Christ, do not be overcome by evil, but trust the LORD.
"The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.”
"Therefore I urge you, brethren,
by the mercies of God,
to present your bodies a living
and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God,
which is your spiritual service of worship.
And do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewing
of your mind, so that you may prove
what the will of God is, that which is good
and acceptable and perfect...
...Bless those who persecute you;
bless and do not curse.
Rejoice with those who rejoice,
and weep with those who weep.
Be of the same mind toward one another;
do not be haughty in mind,
but associate with the lowly.
Do not be wise in your own estimation.
Never pay back evil for evil to anyone.
Respect what is right in the sight of all men.
If possible, so far as it depends on you,
be at peace with all men.
Never take your own revenge, beloved,
but leave room for the wrath of God,
for it is written,
“Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
“But if your enemy is hungry,
and if he is thirsty,
give him a drink;
for in so doing
you will heap burning coals on his head.”
Do not be overcome by evil,
but overcome evil with good."