Have you ever met a “Bee Baptist”? They are like a bee in that they destroy themselves for the sake of stinging others. They are their own worst enemy. And it happens more than we realize. Most of us don’t do well when it comes to dealing with our differences. And, in case you haven’t noticed, we almost always want to lay all the blame on the other person.
Nobody ever suffered such cruel injustice as Jesus did, yet He refused to retaliate. He did not stoop to their level. That is our blessed example. Jesus was perfect in every way, yet He was hated, despised, and crucified. We too can expect injustice and suffering—it is the heritage of all humans. You can’t stop that. But, we do have a choice when it comes to the manner in which we respond. With God’s help, we can do what Jesus did. Don’t let others prod you into a fight. Everyone concerned will be better off, and God will be pleased, if you “take it patiently”(1 Peter 2:20). Just leave it with God—vengeance is His alone (Romans 12:17-19).