The Good Life from Daily Bible Inspirations
Do you have a good life? Is your life fulfilling and satisfying? God lays out the steps to have a good life in today’s verse.
We are to let go of our vengeance and leave it to God.
Mercy is choosing to not mete out what is deserved. We are to forgive people who don’t deserve it or ask for it. We are to give second chances to those who messed up. We are to see in everyone, a sinful, learning, child of God that needs mercy.
Currently working in/at a Ministry, in which i live.
House Manager is my title and Mercy is a reoccurring theme from the Holy Spirit lately.
Dealing with those who do not know how to live with others, who do not understand the importance of it…
May the Lord give us more blessings to help us achieve such, in Yeshua’s holy name, amen!
(Prayers for this Ministry are very much needed! 🙂 For it is so brand new, we do not even have a site yet!)
Holy Spirit keeps bringing to my mind Matthew 5:40
“If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. (from biblehub.com)
And i never deeply understood the verse so i studied it from
You say, “I don’t want to appear weak,” but I’ll tell you that it is only the strongest person who can take an insult and let it go.
(never actually thought about it like this, but yeah!)
(The) weak who retaliate, because they can’t take it. Only the strong roll with the punches
What shows more strength? Making your witty but cutting remark, or rebuilding a relationship?
(Yeshua advises) Stand up for yourselves, defy your masters, assert your humanity; but don’t answer the oppressor in kind. Find a new, third way that is neither cowardly submission nor violent.
When someone insults you, let them insult you again if it will bring peace.
(this one i am working on, meaning it is difficult) 🙂
Be someone who is willing to take the blows. Someone who refuses to retaliate. Someone who serves rather than slaps.
Now this i understand! Resonates with me.
If there really is a disagreement, and it’s hard to determine who is wrong and who is right, and what sort of restitution is necessary – be the bigger person, be the peacemaker and give them what they want. Give them more than what they want.
(There is a section i do not agree with (on the site) for it is against the Lord & they are not my enemy either)
He (Yeshua) is telling impoverished debtors, who have nothing left but the clothes on their backs, to use the system against itself.
God wants us to do everything within our power to restrain evil. But it is not our responsibility to retaliate.
sometimes, it is to your benefit spiritually to help the thief and give him what he wants and more.
When Jean Valjean is arrested by the police, the Bishop makes it appear that he gave the silverware to Jean, and gives him two silver candlesticks as well. It is this act of kindness that causes Jean Valjean to turn from a life of stealing to a life of helping other people.
All I’m saying is that if there is someone in your life or my life who genuinely has a need, Jesus says it is our responsibility to meet that need. Don’t let people rob you, but if they try to take things from you out of desperation, you might want to let them have what they want, and give them a little extra.
The issue is not property rights, but the enemy’s eternal life. Do not chase the thief to kill him. Chase him to save him
you should give generously to the one in need, even if he never pays you back (Deuteronomy 15:7-11).
Elohim says, “You give that person the resources he needs,and I will take care of your needs.”
(These are just copy/paste from the article/website, to understand one better go to the link for this section (understanding verse Matthew 5:40)