(Hebrews 12:2 MSG) Keep your eyes on Jesus , who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there , in the place of honor, right alongside God.
(Luke 23:34 NLT) Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.”. . .
√ FORGIVE EVERYONE who is trying to ruin your life.
(Luke 17:1 NKJV) Then He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no offenses should come, . . .
• FALSELY ACCUSED.
(Hebrews 2:17-18 MSG) That’s why he had to enter into every detail of human life. Then, when he came before God as high priest to get rid of the people’s sins, he would have already experienced it all himself—all the pain, all the testing—and would be able to help where help was needed.
(1 Peter 4:1 NIV) Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude. . .
1. PRAY FOR them.
(Matthew 5:43-44 NLT) “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!
2. BLESS them.
(Luke 6:27-28 NIV) “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
3. DO GOOD to them.
(Romans 12:17-21 NIV) Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
(Matthew 10:8 NIV) . . . Freely you have received; freely give.
√ The FORGIVEN forgive.