Thursday, 23 May 2013

Today Reminder - 23 May 2013 (Better)

A reminder for today
And he said to David, "You are a better man than I am, for you have repaid me good for evil. (1 Samuel 24:17)

Wow! David is unbelievable. He had the opportunity to repay Saul for hunting him for so long and yet he chose to leave it to God. My dear friend, David is teaching us an important lesson here. Never repay evil with evil. It is much better to defeat evil with good. Let God be the one who defends you.

It is funny how the world has changed. I do not know what people are like in your country, but here they seem to have lost their consideration and love for each other. A place where it is so visible is in the traffic. When a person sits behind the steering wheel of a car they become selfish and inconsiderate and everybody is always in a hurry.
I have to turn your thoughts to Jesus for a moment. Jesus washed the feet of His disciples. So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples' feet, drying them with the towel he had around him (John 13). This is God washing the feet of mere humans. What does that tell you about how we should be to each other?

My dear friend, when you love, love unconditionally. Be humble and show love to all those around you. Jesus gave His life for that person so why should you be any different. And then I have these words in my head: “Give a little love, have a little hope. Make this world a little better. Try a little more, harder than before. Let’s do what we can do together… I have to end with my old favourite. Here are Paul’s thoughts in Romans 12.

Bless those who persecute you. Don't curse them; pray that God will bless them. Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with each other. Don't be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don't think you know it all! Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. (Romans 12)

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus