Southern sayings

Romans 12:20 – “On the contrary: ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.'”

I was born and raised in the South. We have lots of sayings down here one of my favorites that has always stuck with me is this: Kill them with kindness.

Look at the verse above with this saying in mind. See how this little saying is Scriptural? Yeeppp!

It is so hard to be nice to someone who is nasty. Their attitude makes you want to shake them or something. You want to stoop down to their level and be nasty right back. But seriously, sister, has that ever worked? No, it hasn’t. Usually it just makes things worse.

Paul encourages us here in Romans to throw the nasty person for a loop and be nice to them when they are not nice to you. They won’t know what to do. Retrospectively, it’s kinda funny to watch them squirm.

This is one of those “Jesus moments”. It is how He would act (and did act when He was here on the earth). But a warning: It is not easy. It takes loads of self-control not to let the nasty monster out. It is in the back of your mind rattling the cage.

So this week, princess, I challenge you to be nice to someone who is nasty to you. Kill them with kindness. Heap burning coals on their heads by doing what they least expect. And smile knowing that it wasn’t by your own strength that you threw them for a loop, but rather by the strength of The Almighty God that you were able to do so. Because you are God’s Girl!


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