He had an aggressive attitude and seemed unreasonably angry. I was mindful of scripture that says bless those who mistreat you, with that in mind I replied to him, “Bless you” and explained the circumstances that brought about our discussion. He took great offense at the words, bless you and made a complaint to my supervisor about it. I discovered that this man had a history of manipulation, false complaints and uncooperativeness that weakened his credibility, but I was admonished to exercise more discretion with scripture in the future.
We meet all sorts of people in a variety of changing circumstances where we as believers are called to follow our messiah. He lived a life of love, truth, power and light as no mortal man had ever done, but even so, He was rejected, mistreated, betrayed, as well as followed, praised and worshipped. We must judge ourselves as believers by scripture and the Holy Spirit, rather than our rational analysis because our perspective is inadequate and faulty.
As you read this, your story is not finished, but the Savior and Shepherd of your soul is at work in you. King David described a believer, “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.” (Psalm 1: 1-3). As a follower and believer upon Yeshua Messiah, you have come out from under the wrath of God and into His favor and blessing. Countless blessings are yours in Yeshua along with streams of provision, fruit-bearing seasonal accomplishment, and non-withering prosperity. These are not principally material blessings which pass away, but they are Spiritual so as to be eternally existing. You stand upon the Rock of Ages that cannot be moved and no one can snatch you from Yeshua’s hand. (John 10: 28). Keep believing, getting up when you fall, and living by faith in the power of the Holy Spirit.