Saturday, July 29, 2017

July 29

Have you ever had God slap you in the face with the truth? I ran across a topic in scripture called "Marks of a true Christian."  That's when a verse, that I've read many times, jumped off the page. He says "Bless those that persecute you!" What does that mean? You think to yourself, "okay, I'll pray for them, that's easy!" No! That's not good enough! He goes further to say "bless and do not curse them." You cannot pray for them one moment and then speak ill about them at another moment. In that one verse, He says it twice, "Bless them!" He doesn't say ignore it or sweep it under a rug. It's almost as if He's commanding us to bless them. Imagine the good you could do for yourself if you could speak good about someone who has mistreated you. So, when you want to share your experience with others, be careful not to curse the one who has hurt you, instead, say good things about them; that's a mark of a true Christian.

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Romans 12:14

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