verse of the day

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Turn the other cheek. [ Matthew 5 v38- 39 ]

In Psalm 59v 4,we read David praying,''I have done no wrong yet are they ready to attack me''.Hitler made the Jews a special target,accusing them of so much evil,and out of that belief he not only attacked them,but sought to destroy them.But the fact is they did not do him, or the German nation any wrong.History is full of people being attacked,who did no wrong,in my time as leader of a church there was one lady who attacked ,not physically,but
by gossipping and telling untruths about me.It is not very nice,one can be the nicest person who ever lived and it will not shield them from attack.
Such was the experience of Jesus,what did He do to deserve the pain people
caused Him.When He was arrested ,neither Pilate nor Herod found no fault
in Him,but that did not stop the crowds crying out for His blood,that blood
would be on their hands for ever.Consider His response,''Father forgive them,for they do not know what they are doing[Luke 23 v34].Writing to slaves who had no rights,and could suffer all sorts of unfair abuse,Peter wrote the following.''Christ suffered for you ,leaving you an example,that you should follow in His steps .He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth.When they hurled their insults at Him,He did not
retaliate ; He made no threats.Instead He entrusted himself to Him who judges justly.''
                                       A prayer
Dear Lord forgive us for retaliating,help us to be more like You Amen

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