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Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

~ Galatians 6:9

I needed this verse today.

The world just becomes more and more wicked every single day, and it’s to the point where I’m even being tagged on social media with venomous anti-Christian sentiments when the latest idiotic, misrepresented nonsense about how worthless, intolerant and discriminatory we Christians are hits the “trending” list.

But God said it would be like this. And that it would only get worse. But getting angry isn’t the answer, no matter how justified it would be. Because regardless of what lies ignorant, Godless people spew, we know that God’s command was to love others, in spite of how they treat us. And I for one will NOT betray my Lord and nail Him right back up on that cross by giving in to my lust to slap back when I’m slapped.

Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you.

“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ lend to ‘sinners,’ expecting to be repaid in full.

But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

~ Luke 6:27-36

Guard yourselves. We each answer for our own actions, not the actions of others. We will be judged on how we treated other people. How they treat us is not an excuse to do the wrong thing. And remember that while we are justified by what we believe, we are saved by what we confess — JESUS IS LORD.

Only Jesus can save. And if we want to survive, we have to hold onto Him and never let go, no matter how hard the Devil pulls at us.

Because Jesus doesn’t let go of us.

But we can certainly let go of Him.