Have you ever been wronged?
The other day I was reading about composting, because I just bought one. Only a true gardener dreams about having a composter right? Here it is…
So anyway, I read that in a certain American town, growing beautiful tomatoes is prized – so much so that it’s competitive. One woman couldn’t grow ripe tomatoes no matter what she tried; and she tried everything. That’s where the compost comes in. The year she used compost as her primary soil, her tomatoes grew so luscious that not only did she win the town prize, someone slipped into her garden in the middle of the night and swiped the plants. Dug them right out of her garden. She was so upset, she filed a lawsuit.
That would never happen to me for obvious reasons.
Back to my original question: Have you ever been wronged?
I’m in that predicament right now. No lawsuit can be filed in my case – someone’s saying things about me that are blatantly untrue. I know this is coming from the enemy of my soul and so I’m relying on scripture to keep a muzzle on my mouth. And I’m waiting on the lord to intervene.
But it’s hard, and I think for me the hardest thing to do as a follower of Jesus is to keep my mouth shut and turn the other cheek.
Jesus calls us to be like him and to treat our enemies according to his commands:
But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Luke 6:27-28
What about you? How do you react when you’ve been wronged?