Non-retaliation


For you had compassion on me in my chains,

You joyfully accepted the plundering of your goods,

You knew that you have a better and an enduring possession for yourselves in heaven. NKJV

You suffered along with those in prison

You joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property

because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. Hebrews 10:34 NIV

You suffered along with those who were thrown into jail, and when all you owned was taken from you, you accepted it with joy. You knew there were better things waiting for you that will last forever. NLT

Remember the days after you first saw the light?

Those were the hard times!

You were Kicked around in public,

You were the targets of every kind of abuse—

some days it was you,

other days your friends.

If some friends went to prison, you stuck by them.

If some enemies broke in and seized your goods, you let them go with a smile,

You knew they couldn’t touch your real treasure.

Nothing they did bothered you, nothing set you back.

So don’t throw it all away now.

You were sure of yourselves then.

It’s still a sure thing!

But you need to stick it out, staying with God’s plan so you’ll be there for the promised completion.

It won’t be long now, Jesus is on the way; He’ll show up most any minute.

Doing what’s right makes us thrive on

Doing what’s right proves our loyal trust;

So don’t cut and run,

we’re not quitters who lose out.

No, no, no!

We’ll stay with it and survive,

We’ll trust Jesus all the way.

When things appear sour & bad please Lord, please activate us to take the spoiling of our goods joyfully

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