Monday, May 18, 2009

Marital Moments Issue 33 - 6 Powerful Words

"Do not repay evil for evil..."

Oh if we (I) could just learn to do these 6 words; our lives and marriages would be so much less complicated! Here is the entire verse for your consideration this morning:

"Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing." I Peter 3:8

Here is another powerful verse along the same context:

"If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you. " Proverbs 25:21-22

Time is short again this week; but these verses were just jumping out to me... and I was compelled to share them.

Many Blessings as you begin this fresh week!



Cheri Bunch said...

Congratulations on your Golden Heart Award. You have an awesome blog! Blessings, Cheri

Jessica said...

I can't tell you how perfect this timing is. Thank you for a little reminder. We all need it every once in a while, right?

Belinda said...

God has had me on the whole love thy ememies for days now. I know I am not alone. It is hard and we all struggle with this. I have been letting God take control and it is so much easier. We have to have that agape love and live in the kingdom not the world.Great post God is so good.

Gretchen said...

Oh, whatever, Shanda!

Kidding. I kid. For I sin.

Seriously. This is so true. Holding my tongue should be an Olympic sporting event. Even in serving this speaks to me. Sometimes I get into the whole account holding thing. Eeew. Like, "what has he done for me lately?" Ummm...try, "what have I done for Him and for him?" How that doth humble.

Rachel said...

How blessed we are that God does not repay evil for evil, or insult for insult!

Thanks for the reminder!

Tammy Nischan said...

Love the verses!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful week! God bless you! Love, Tammy

Anonymous said...

Shanda, THANK YOU for this reminder. My mother used to make my sisters and I say out loud to one another "Don't repay evil for evil." I had not thought of that verse in years. Now to apply it to marriage... um... oh yeah!

Life with Kaishon said...

This was a wonderful reminder for me! Thank you!