Scripture Reading: 1Peter 2:23
Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
Reflections: It is so common to see people take a position of retaliation in life. To retaliate is to hurt someone or do something harmful to the person because they have also done or said something hurting to you. In his epistle, Peter admonishes us to refrain from this practice. He points to the life of Jesus to illustrate his submission. He reminds us that when Jesus was insulted, he did return the insult back and that throughout His suffering, He never threatened retaliation. He concludes by informing us that to avoid a life of retaliation is to keep to the example of Jesus committing matters to God, who judges fairly. Retaliation should not be part of you!
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to avoid a life of retaliation.
Confession: I do not retaliate when people hurt me. I live the matter in the hands of God.