“Bless those who persecute you; Bless and do not curse.” -Romans 12:14
What a difficult thing to do. To bless someone who is persecuting you, in our own human eyes and in our flesh that seems like an impossible thing to do, it makes no sense. Why would anyone want to bless the people that are persecuting them? It’s not what we want to do. But instead of acting on our flesh, let’s act in our spirit. We are filled with the holy spirit, and the fruit of that spirit is love. And love does not dishonor others-it is no self seeking, it is not easily angered, it bears all things (1 Corith. 13). So when we are being persecuted, let’s bless them, act on our spirit and declare blessings and not curses. Cursing someone does not help anyone, not them, not you. If we want the blessings to come down, let’s be a blessing.