I READ: Matthew 5: 38 – 44

Jesus teaches us whoever slaps us on our right cheek, we should turn the other to him also. He also teaches us to love our enemies. Whoever persecutes us, we should also pray for him. Maybe we say, “Lord, it’s too difficult for me to do what you’re asking me to, because I’ve been hurt too many times.” Jesus had many reasons not to have done his work on the cross, but He still did it anyway, even until the very end, because He had compassion for us. His love for us is far greater than all of the sins and perfidy that the world is doing to God. Because of His compassion for us, we are saved from our sins, we have been moved from death to life, and those of us who are poor have been made rich because of God’s grace. These days, have Jesus’ compassion to save souls and to pray and ask for God’s blessing for those who have hurt us.

I DECLARE: Matthew 5: 10, 12b: Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven…for great is your reward in heaven.

I DO: What action will I take today after meditating on the Word of God?

I PRAY: Pray as guided by the Holy Spirit.