The message of the cross therefore demands that all believers live the life of spiritual rejuvenation in love, devoid of violence and assault ensuring good neighbourliness.
However, the devil on the run to decry the already perfected work of the cross, has hewn out many devices for which many believers, through carelessness and negligence become victims.
Naturally, we cannot totally avoid people doing wrong or misunderstanding one another either accidentally or intentionally which could sometimes be painful and frustrating. Also, it is innate to react to such, wanting to punish etc. These feelings and impulses are normal.
However, majority get caught up in reactions and go overboard leading to abuses, use of all forms of hate speeches and the ugliest of all cursing which is demeaning to a Christian when caught in the act.
Many pundits, knowing the working effect of the power of the cross take to curses in retaliation to quarrel. Thus this becomes an abuse of the power of the cross and an insult on the calling they vowed to hold sacrosanct.
Christ has come to abolish curse from the earth. Whoever therefore upholds curses is seen as inimical to the work of the cross.
Cursing is an abuse of the power of the cross and a thwart to it on the part of the curser. Thus, it is not worthy of a faithful Christian to curse.
The working effect of the power of the cross blesses you in multiple folds as much as you bless others and vice versa
Consider this saying: “Blasting another person with anger is like throwing hot coals with bare hands: both people get burned”
Therefore instead of yielding to contending passions and to a spirit of war; instead of seeking revenge every wit, quality spiritual power should be used to destroy the works of the devil, not people. Make war with sin, bad passions and corrupt desires, not with fellows.
The object of the pursuit of faithful Christian should rather be living an exemplary life, capable of converting nonbelievers and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
Author: Temidayo Fasan
Idea hamster, Trendy, Peaceful. Blogger and Correspondent for Celestial Weekly.