Often as I leave for work my wife will say to me, “Be a blessing”. Her words indicate her great expectations for me that day. I leave with the opportunity to bestow gifts of mercy, love and favor. However my inclination is to return in kind what I receive – kindness for kindness or an insult for an insult.
But God calls me to better than that.
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. I Peter 3:9 NIV
The next time I am insulted will I rise to the occasion with a blessing?
Let’s hear the words of the Apostle Peter and my wife, Pamela, ringing in our ears as we go out this week. “Be a blessing!!”