1 Peter 3:9
New Living Translation (NLT)
9 Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing.
How Well I Know
How well I know the grief of strife,
I’ve had to fight seems most of my life,
I’ve never been sure just why it was so,
There are those I guess who’ll never let it go,
They fight for fun but deny it indeed,
They fight for control, their way to succeed,
They fight when peace would be much better,
They fight so much it must bring them great pleasure,
Their finger points and spreads cruel blame,
Their tongues speak poison and metes out shame,
Their hearts are cold and no longer feel,
Nothing is impossible but they’re sure hard to heal,
So forgive and forget all that’s transpired,
Don’t give evil for evil, when love is required,
We all should grant mercy; if that’s what we expect
But we don’t have to hang around; if we get no respect.
©2018 by William Pierce
Please be with us today and every day so that we can forgive others as we ask You to forgive us. We ask You to bless all those who have wronged us and to reconcile us to them if possible.