LOVE AND HATE NOT......LIKE JESUS DID
To LOVE a person(s) inspite of all the injustices they have meted out against you is only possible through the help of God The Father and The Holy Spirit Who was sent to guide and be our Helper. There is success in LOVE; for when you're expected to retaliate, (which will only cause you to devalue your worth and bring you down to their level) and as old people would say, create a scene and draw attention to yourself, and you don't, it firstly gets the devil mad, then the person being use by him who's trying to cause distress. All the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion was an awesome example of how He Loved and yet forgave all those who turned their backs on Him in those crucial moments. We saw Peter, denied knowing Him. Then we saw Judus selling Him to His persecutors for 30 pieces of Silver. The soldiers who gave Him vinegar when He was thirsty, they pierced His side, wiped Him 39 times, spate upon Him; yet He cried, Father forgive them for they know not what they do. Today, I'm not telling you to go deliberately and seek out your haters, persecutors, traitors etc, who are availing themselves to the devil to try to get you, "NO!!!!" I'm not, but if they genuinely need help and you can, help them. The Bible says, as much as lie within you, to live at Peace with all men.
PROVERBS 25: 7-22 says,
7. For better it is that it be said unto thee, come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen. 8. Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame. 9. Debate Thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another. 10. Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away. 11. A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of sliver. 12. As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear. 13. As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a Faithful messenger to them that send him: for He refesheth the soul is his masters. 14. Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain. 15. By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone. 16. Hast thou found honey? Eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it. 17. Withdraw Thy foot from Thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee. 18. A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow. 19. Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint. 20. As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart. 21. If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink. 22. For Thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and The Lord shall reward thee. old hollywood prom dresses