“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing” (1 Peter 3.9 NIV).
It is extremely difficult to be the recipient of someone’s evil actions. Depending on how deep the wounds go, it could take months or even years to heal. Deep wounds are less frequent, but can be very damaging. The Holy Spirit will have to work with us and through others in order for us to overcome our pain and find healing. More frequently, though, we will encounter insults, especially as Christians living for God. Satan has us on his radar, and he will use others (even Christians) to insult us and disrupt us from our destiny. It would be easy to sink to their level and insult them back, but the Bible says to “repay evil with blessing.” This seems contrary to a world that is constantly defending itself, but God’s ways are truth, and there is a promise found in this verse. If we repay evil with good, we will be blessed. The blessing can come in many forms, but it will usually show up in ways that money can’t buy. God can give us peace, joy and hope—all things unattainable without the help of the Holy Spirit. When we obey by faith, God can move by grace. He will supernaturally transform evil into good when we offer a blessing for an insult
“But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also” (Matthew 53.9 NLT).