Doing Good

In our Bible Reading today, Peter shows us some ways to help us get along with other people. Verse 8 tells us that we should love and understand other people and be kind and humble.
Verse 9 is a very important verse for us today. The first part of this verse says, “Don’t do wrong to a person to pay him back for doing wrong to you. Or don’t say something bad to a person to pay him back for saying something bad to you.” Many people in the world think it is okay to do something wrong to another person to pay them back. Verse 9 continues, “But ask God to bless that person. Do this, because you yourselves were called to receive a blessing.” When someone does something bad to us, we are supposed to ask God to bless them, not hurt them!
When someone does something bad to me, I usually want to do something bad back to them. But I need to follow Peter’s advice. I hope you will obey this Bible verse, too. Then you will get along with other people.