Today’s devotional meditation is taken from Romans 12:17, which says,

“Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to Dow what is honorable in the sight of all.

On many occasions I have stated, “God doesn’t hold me accountable for what others do to me; however, He holds me accountable for how I respond to them.” As we come to the place of knowing where we are spiritually; a good indication is how we respond to those who have wronged us. I know it might feel good to strike back; however, that goes against God’s will. We are the only one’s who can control ourselves with the help of the Holy Spirit. We do not have the ability to control others. God will deal with them.

We must learn to exercise temperance which is a fruit of the Spirit, which gives us the ability to react with self-control. When we retaliate, we hurt our witness for Christ. With the Holy Spirit’s help, we have the ability to be in control.

May the Lord keep you and I.

Pastor James Moore, Jr.