Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. (1Pe 3:8-12)
When trouble comes, and it will, whether from the natural calamities of this world, or from those who oppose GOD and GOD'S people, we are not to strive against the foolish rants and childish taunts of those who do not know GOD, those who have a zeal of God but not according to knowledge, or those who follow some other god and think they are doing right when they are in darkness and dead in their trespasses and sins. We must remember, and prayerfully seek to win them to Christ by our love both in word as we give an answer to every man that asketh us a reason of the hope that is within us, and in His works of righteousness which He has ordained that we should walk in them; that they may repent and receive His great Salvation by faith in Him and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary.
GOD'S people are to love Him completely, with all of our being, in worship and fellowship, as we love others as ourselves, ministering to those around us who are hurting and in need. The Church of GOD is called and commanded to make disciples, loving one another as we encourage and equip the saints in the work of the ministry and edify the body of Christ. Those who have received Him by grace through faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and been born again are to go in the power of the Holy Spirit and as we go, take the Good News of forgiveness and reconciliation with the Father to all who will hear that they might believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of GOD and in believing have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.