God, through Peter, tells us to repay evil. Yes, you read that correctly; God tells us to repay evil. But it's not what you may be thinking. Billions of dollars a year are spent by movie goers enjoying stories of revenge. God's call on us, however, is not one of those stories.
God, as we see in 1 Peter 3:9, tells us to repay. To repay with Blessing.
Repaying evil for evil is easy.
Repaying evil with blessing requires more effort.
Repaying evil with evil is accomplished easily with human effort alone. One need only respond by reacting. Little thought is expended. Repaying evil with blessing is accomplished with human effort that relies on divine guidance. One who seeks to live the words of 1 Peter 3:9 needs to call on God for help to do so. We must respond as guided. In order to do so, guidance should be sought. Here are some actions you can take to receive such guidance.
Repaying evil with blessing requires more effort than repaying evil with evil. It's worth the effort!
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