Allowing Your Bodyguard To Whoop Those Sorry Fools
Posted: Monday, October 12
1 Thessalonians 5:4-28
Verse of the day:
See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people. Always be joyful. Never stop praying. (1 Thessalonians 5:15-17)
I think we can all agree that there’s certain people that just bug us. They know exactly how to get under our skin, or maybe that aren’t aware that they’re doing it and that is what’s so annoying! Sometimes its just their personality traits and other times it malicious. What it you were free to do whatever you wanted for a day with no consequences? Would you knock that person’s teeth out if you could get away with it?
If you said yes, don’t worry you’re not alone. What if I told you that there’s somethingthat you could do to ‘get back’ at that person that carries no consequences?! Want to know more!? It’s something so easy and calculated that you could do it all day every day! Are you drooling for the answer yet? Here it is: never stop praying. “Awe, come on Pastor Josh! That’s no fun! I want vengeance!” Hear me out.
Paul writes in today’s verse of the day to never pay back evil for evil, whether it’s intentional evil or just because of how the person is. He encourages us to do good to ALL people, even the worst ones. The trick? Never stop praying. God is the ultimate body guard. He’s always got your back if you’re on His team. Never stop praying and letting your body guard know what’s going on and how people are treating you. Have a boss that’s demanding and unfair? Let your body guard know. Have a friend that’s stabbed you in the back? Tell the supreme ruler of the everything and everyone about it! We see over and over David writing songs and prayers in the book of Psalms to God about how people have done Him wrong, desperately pleading for God to whoop those sorry fools. I guarantee you, when you turn to your bodyguard and ask God to deal with the situation, He will take care of it in His perfect will, change your perspective on the situation, and give you an incredible joy. He’s a God of love and has a deep zeal for His people. Don’t repay evil with more evil. Do good, pray for them, and let God fill your heart with His joy and love.