By Greg Laurie
“Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”
—2 Timothy 3:12
How should we as Christians react when people attack us for what we believe? And what if someone hurts us? Should we forgive them, even if they don’t deserve it?
Romans 12 gives us the answer: “Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them” (verse 14 NLT). We should bless those who are against us.
Of course, we all know people who give us a hard time because of what we believe. Maybe it’s a spouse, a coworker, or your boss. Or it might be a professor or a teacher in your classroom. It could be an internet troll who continues to harass you when you post about what you believe.