1 Peter 3:8-12 “Do not repay evil for evil”

God calls us to bless others, even when we are sinned against. The problem, of course, is that we usually want to repay evil for evil! A good desire for justice often morphs into a desire for personal vengeance. John explains how, in Christ, we can learn to bless others, even those who hurt us.

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1 Peter 3:8-12

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10 For

“Whoever desires to love life
    and see good days,
let him keep his tongue from evil
    and his lips from speaking deceit;
11 let him turn away from evil and do good;
    let him seek peace and pursue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
    and his ears are open to their prayer.
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

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