Bible Verse of the Day

April 21, 2022 Bible Verse of the Day | Bless Those Who Persecute you

April 21, 2022 Bible Verse of the Day | Bless Those Who Persecute you

April 21, 2022 Bible Verse of the Day | Bless Those Who Persecute you

Read and Meditate on Today’s Daily Bible Verse of the Day for Thursday 21st April 2022. God bless you through His Word!

APRIL 21, 2022 BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY, THURSDAY

Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. – Romans 12:14 – NLT

Other Translations…

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. – NRSV

Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. – KJV

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. – ESV

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. – NKJV

There are many persecutors of God’s people. Sometimes these persecutors are in the church (compare Philippians 1:15-18). There can be times when fellow Christians vex and hound us. Persecution also comes from those who are not Christians.

No matter who our enemies are, Paul said we are to “bless them” (this is stated twice). The apostle also said we are not to “curse” those who are opposed to us and or the gospel. This teaching echoes Matthew 5:44, Acts 7:59-60, and Luke 23:34. We should think of this blessing as “a friendly disposition towards enemies” (Brown, 1:215).

Bless (eulogeo) is the same term Jesus used in Matthew 5:44. Those who first read this may have been surprised with the tenses; the idea is “keep blessing those who are continuing to persecute you.” Bless and persecute are both present tense verbs, and bless is constructed in such a way where it has the force of a command. Wuest (4:374) renders this verse, “Be constantly blessing those who are constantly persecuting you; be blessing and stop cursing.”

Thanks for reading April 21, 2022 Bible Verse of the Day

Prayer For Today 21 April 2022 (Thursday)

PRAYER OF SALVATIONA MINUTE PRAYER COULD SAVE YOU “O Lord God, I believe with all my heart in Jesus Christ, Son of the living God. I believe He died for me and God raised Him from the dead. I believe He’s alive today. I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life from this day. Through Him and in His Name, I have eternal life; I’m born again. Thank you Lord for saving my soul! I’m now a child of God. Hallelujah!” Congratulations! You are Born Again... Get closer to God by reading your BIBLE and worshiping with other believers.
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