Love or hate?
Romans 12:17 – Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone.
In the NIV version of this verse it says ‘don’t repay evil with evil’. I recently heard a message from Bobbie Houston where she explained this verse really beautifully. There is so much hate in the world at the moment. So much is happening and changing. Regardless of whether people think it is evil or not, good or bad, whatever, as followers of Christ we need to stand firm as His ambassadors.
We can’t fight others with hate. If you look closely at Jesus’ life in the bible, there was never one moment where he hated someone else or said something hateful. Instead He spoke with love. He acted in love. He defined love.
Let’s do all that we can to discover the beauty in everyone. Regardless of who they are, what they say or what they’ve done, repay them with Christ’s love that comes from within.