An Eye for both Eyes

“Do not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, repay with a blessing. It is for this that you are called – that you might inherit a blessing.” 1 Peter 3:9

I have heard many folks who said they would repay what people do to them with double. On the other hand, I have seen some folks who just pretend they are not hurt and leave the rest to God to judge.

None of the above is good, if you try to pay double or just ignore. As a true child of God, you have no right to repay any evil for evil.

How many people can you count that have wronged you? Hundreds? Thousands? Or more?  You knw what? I have met people who cheat me, who cursed me, who pretended to be my friends but they are not, who tricked me, who lied to me, who wronged me in several ways but I would like to let you know that I did not for once repay them with evils.

I fought the battle so hard within me, asking God to help me to get through with what these people did to me. And God helped me because at the end, I found peace and I just forgave them. Today, most of these people are my friends and they don’t feel any more shame for what they did to me because I repay them with blessings.

That’s what you should be doing; learning to repay evil with blessings. When you are able to do this, you will find peace, I mean God’s divine peace within you. It is hard in the beginning but you must strive to live the life of a true Christian.

Is there anyone who wronged you recently? Is the person your spouse, you children, your friends, your colleague or your neighbours? Please forgive and show them that you have indeed forgive, and above all, do well to them.

Never think of retaliating because that’s for the children of the devil. May God help you to always repay evil with blessings in Jesus mighty name, amen.


Princess Ayelotan
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Published by Ehiyeh-sh’Ehiyeh

“Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:25‬ ‭

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