If the concept of reaping what you sow is true then does it stand firm in the context when a person is a jerk? I only inquire because my Dad, a week or so ago, said to me (in reference to one of my nemesis) “He’s seeking to be insulted so he should be insulted.” That caught me off guard. First, I’ve never heard this scripture used in that context: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seekth findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8.
Okay, I read the above verse and I think, I guess, it can apply, but it stifles me just a bit. How can said party (or parties) receive an insult based off them being a jerk? In context this young man says a lot of off the wall things, however, I’ve never thought it in terms of he was asking (seeking, knocking) for me to insult him. I’ve actually been trying to refrain from insulting him. But wouldn’t my not insulting him be the overall point?
I’ve covered the “jerk scene” before, yet, this is interesting to me. I’d really like to know your thoughts on this one. Again, I get what my Dad is saying but is he saying I should go ahead and insult this guy? And, I’m pretty sure he doesn’t mean it for every person who acts like a jerk towards you. Keep in mind, my answering the phone when this man calls is to keep a tie with his Mom. I met him through her some years ago. My response, or continued response, is based on my telling him he’s the only connection I have to her and if anything ever happened I want that line of communication; otherwise, we have nothing to talk about, partly, because he’s annoying!
Please, by all means. What is the overall to what my Dad is saying? Do you think there are “special cases” for this kind of response or is it for every case? If it is for those “special cases” give me an example.
I look forward to your input!