Romans 12:14 KJV
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
One of the best thing we can be to people this week is to be a blessing, and not a curse. God wants us to bless rather than curse. To bless is to be a help to people, to assist them in becoming better. To be a source of encouragement to all who need them. To curse is to drag people down, ridicule and reproach people even if they deserve it or not.
The word blessing could also mean abundance of Grace, Peace and Mercy. We ought to be a source of grace to our fellows in all areas of life. Grace is an empowerment, a gift undeserved but given out of joy and happiness. Empower people much more than you fight them. The way of the word is to curse, but as a child of God, bless rather than curse. When people offend us, we find it easier to curse in anger, but must be different from the world by showing them another lifestyle that is kingdom minded.
Be a source of peace. Be peaceful rather than wanting to raise conflict all the time. Don’t be one that is always looking for trouble and can easily cause trouble. Let your life be full of people and follow peace with all men. That’s how to be a blessing to all. Avoid confrontational arguments that will end up creating enmity. Bless and curse not.
Show mercy to all that justly offend you. The word always want to look for justice and truth is they just seek revenge, not necessarily justice. Don’t be quick to want to revenge. Be merciful. Let mercy always flow from you to all and sundry. Not just to the people you know but also to the people you’re unfamiliar with. To the merciful, I will be merciful says the Lord. So, be merciful to all. That’s how to be a blessing to people.
Do not seek to curse. To curse means to put a limitation to people’s progress. To halt the advancement of people without feeling bad. God wants us to be agents of blessings, not agents of curse. And if we can be a blessing as expected of God, He will fulfil His promise to us that says, “I will bless them that bless you and I will curse them that curse you.” It is not in our jurisdiction to curse them that curse us, rather bless them.
Paul explains this in his writings when he said, “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:19-21.
God bless you. Have a good week.