“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing” (1 Peter 3:9).
Because you were called you should walk in the way of that calling. This world lives by the principle of an eye for an eye. The Lord grows in us what He wills through adversity. Do not react with the sinful old Adam but learn to live in the way Christ has taught us. Inherit the blessing that the Lord has in store for you by humbly walking on the path He has set before you.
Lord, throughout Your Word, You have set the course for us to follow. You have consistently told us time and again the way of leading a righteous life. In faith, by grace, help me to persevere by acting as if these things were already mine. When my hand raises to strike back, grant me an alternative so that I would put Your grace and mercy into practice. Teach me to repay evil with good.
Lord Jesus, You have overcome the world. Through You there is hope and a future. You have given me the gift of faith. Lead me in this faith to act so that my belief might be evident in what I say and do. Guide me, Lord Jesus, in the upward way of salvation and keep me into the Father’s will. You have set the course and called me to follow. Help me now and always to follow You. Amen.