If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head and the Lord will reward you. ~ Proverbs 25:21-22
Human nature would tell us to “pay back” those who have hurt us, while God’s Word says to do the opposite. Why should we want to come to the aid of that one who wronged us in some way? Maybe it was a simple thing like being pushed back in line by someone or being cut off the road. Or maybe it was as serious as murder, kidnapping, or rape? Is there a level or degree of hurt that was done to us for what we should forgive and show love? Romans 12:14-21 tells us to bless those who persecute us, and not curse them. The Apostle Paul encourages us to live in harmony with one another and to not repay anyone evil for evil. We are to do what is right in the eyes of everybody and not take revenge for anything anyone has done to us. The second part of this verse tell us that doing these good things to our enemies will cause their heads to burn or make them think about what they did and be convicted. It’s not always easy to reward those who have hurt us, but God’s Word says we should. Not only will it cause convicting effects on our offenders, but the Lord will reward us for our kindness to them. And, once again, God is glorified!
Dear Heavenly Father: Because of Your forgiveness for those who crucified Your Son, so am I able to forgive and do good to my enemies. Forgive me when I hold grudges and unforgiveness towards those who have hurt or offended me is some way. Help me to rely on Your strength to pardon their evil-doings to me or my family. Because You have asked me to be kind and loving to these ones, I believe that victory will be mine. Thank You for teaching me to live and love as You do. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Help me Lord to show respect and kindness to that one,
Who did me wrong, that they might change, and turn to serve Your Son.
CHEESY GARLIC BISCUITS (like Red Lobster’s)
2 cups Bisquick baking mix
2/3 cup milk
½ cup (2 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
¼ cup butter, melted
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Mix Bisquick, milk, and cheese together until a soft dough forms. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Mix garlic powder with butter and brush over warm biscuits before removing from sheet.