When People Hurt You

Read: Matthew 5:11-21

No one is immune from being hurt by anyone. When you are hurt by someone, do not bear any grudge against them or hurt them in return. Jesus said, “Love your enemies. Bless those who persecute you” (Matt. 5:44). Jesus Himself was hurt by His near and dear ones. Jesus advised, “Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either” (Luke 6:28-29). If someone hurts you, do not repay evil with evil, but overcome evil with good (Rom. 12:21). Vengeance is the Lord’s and He will repay the opposing forces for the troubles they cause you (Rom. 12:19).