“and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another. We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone. See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people. Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise prophetic utterances. But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:13–22, NASB95)
Be at peace as brothers who will give hope to the discouraged, faith to the fainthearted. Do not retaliate against those who have done evil to you, but forgive them in patience. Return good for evil by praying constantly, by being loving in My Love to those who have been jealous of you. Their thoughts cannot harm you when you do not return condemnation but rather Love. Live in a spirit to continuous praise, and My Joy will be within you always, regardless of circumstances.
Anne S. White