Dear reader, Jesus Christ is advising you never to retaliate when you are being insulted. In this article I show you why you should instead thank God, when you are insulted.
Jesus endured many insults.
Let us start with our Lord Jesus Christ. During his ministry on Earth Jesus endured so many insults. He was called a false prophet, demon possessed, a man who sleeps with prostitutes, a mad man, a man who saved others but could not save himself.
Insults became worse when Jesus was arrested and crucified. He was whipped and flogged in public, Jesus was stripped almost naked, they spat on his face, he was physically tortured, and finally he was mocked with a crown made from thorns.
In all this, Jesus Christ never retaliated. He only asked Father in Heaven forgive those who insulted him.
God rewarded Jesus for all the insults.
Our Father in Heaven rewarded Jesus Christ for all the insults he endured. Hear what the Bible says about the reward Jesus got:
“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.“
Those insulting you are insulting Jesus Christ.
‘As he neared Damascus on his journey,
suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.
4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him,
“Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
5 “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked.
“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,”
God will reward you for the insults.
God’s rewards are waiting for any Christian who is insulted but does not retaliate. Listen to what Father in Heaven says:
“Remember those earlier days after you had received the light,
when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering.
33 Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution;
at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated.
34 You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted
the confiscation of your property,
because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.
35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.”