Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you
Bible Reading for A Year:[bible]Psalm42[/bible];[bible]itimo6[/bible];[bible]isaia37-38[/bible]
On Sunday morning, D.L Moody went into a house in Chicago, United States, to take the children to Sunday school. During his visit, three people led him into a corner and threatened him, "Wait a minute," said Moody. "Give me a chance to pray first, ok?" Those men then allowed him to ask God's help, and Moody prayed for them seriously so they eventually left that place.
If I were Moody, I would probably shout for help or escape through the back door. I'm not sure that I will obey what Lord Jesus taught to His disciples: "Pray for the people of evil against you" (Luke 6:28 NIV).
Pray for those who treat us badly is one way to "[do] something good to those who hate [us]" ([bible]0luke6:27[/bible]). Jesus explains that a Christian is not meritorious if they only do something good to those who are kind to him. He said, "People are sinners do so" ([bible]0luke6:33[/bible]). But, blessing those who persecute us ([bible] roman12:14[/bible]) will make us different from them and make us like God the Most High, for He is good to a wicked man ([bible]0luke6:35[/bible]).
Today, if you feel "cornered" by someone, find a safe path for yourself if the situation is urgent, and follow the teaching of Jesus: Pray for that person ([bible]0luke23:24[/bible]). Prayer is your best defense - JBS
Repay kindness with kindness is natural, repay evil with kindness is noble.