1 Thessalonians 5:15  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 4
See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good.
It’s in our nature to get even, just like the bumper sticker that says, “I don’t get mad, I get even.” That’s the old nature at work - quick to respond in an unkind way. But the Apostle Paul in writing to the saints at Thessalonica reminds them, and us, to always follow that which is good. Instead of a harsh word, a kind remark. Instead of anger, a quiet response. Instead of derision, sympathy. Let the new nature take control. It makes for peace.