Enemies Grace And Revenge – Part 1 from Focal Point on Vimeo.
Learning counterintuitive responses
When treated unjustly we must patiently entrust our situation to a just and loving God who promises that one way or another he will settle the score on every sinful act.
John Chapter 15
If they hated me they will hate you, If they persecuted me, they will persecute you
1 Peter 5
When you became a christian you gained a spiritual advesary
We are not exempt. Its exactly how Christ said it would happen.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[a] Do not be conceited.
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[b] says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”[c]
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.