Pay them BACK!!!!!

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8 Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters.[a] Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. 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. 10 For the Scriptures say,

If you want to enjoy life
    and see many happy days,
keep your tongue from speaking evil
    and your lips from telling lies.
11 Turn away from evil and do good.
    Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
12 The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right,
    and his ears are open to their prayers.
But the Lord turns his face
    against those who do evil.” ~ 1Peter 3:8-12

The writer is writing to the Church and is speaking to Christians, he is telling them how Christians should treat brothers and sisters in the Lord. As I read this it saddens me so very much. I know how people treat other’s in the church. Don’t get me wrong there are some GREAT people in the body of Christ that love and take care of others in need or who fall short, or a new to the faith and can’t even walk yet.

Here is the problem, these things are NOT taught to new believers and they end up treating other’s just like they treated others in the world, or the way they were treated in the world. Once again it’s knowing the Word of God. IT IS UP TO THE CHURCH TO TEACH and DISCIPLE new believer’s. Teach them how to be a churchman, how to grow, how to tithe, how to treat others.

People come into the church broken and some take a very long time to be healed, some are never healed and they are very difficult to get along with . Here is the key to it all….

If you want to enjoy life
    and see many happy days,
keep your tongue from speaking evil
    and your lips from telling lies.
11 Turn away from evil and do good.
    Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
12 The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right,
    and his ears are open to their prayers.
But the Lord turns his face
    against those who do evil.” 

Try living like that!!! BLES, DO GOOD, TURN AWAY FROM EVIL….. the Lord hears your prayers and His eyes are on you. Think about this…. it says “He turns his face against those who do evil” and this is WRITTEN to the church!!!!

Now go out and have an EPIC day today

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