“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:20-21.
We must never overcome evil by evil or gloat over any oppositions.
This is the most difficult task for one to accomplish in life. Without being a living sacrifice, you are not able to forgive by grace. We all face enemies or people who doesn’t like us in life, even those who work against us. How did Jesus respond to the ones who put Him at the Cross? “Then Jesus said at the Cross, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots.” Luke 23:34. They were blinded because they do not know Jesus is Messiah, yet Jesus has to fulfil the law and the prophets for our salvation by bearing the nails, the stripes, the spear and the crown of thorns. And by His stripes, we are healed! Isaiah 53:5.
Following Christ is never easy or a bed of roses. It’s a process of humility, obedience, resilient, patient and courageous in applying the Word of God in our lives. Jesus have finished the most difficult task at the Cross, it is our decision to share the similar grace that has been extended to us for others be it they are with you or against you. Christ must be lived.
With Love Always,
Pastor Darien Choo
27 February 2022