“Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet; ‘They divided My garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.’”Matthew 27:35 (NKJV)

Have you ever felt abused in business? Who did you feel abused by? Was it your customers, your vendors, or your business associates? How did you handle it? Do you know how Jesus handled abuse?

No one likes to feel abused – especially not entrepreneurs and leaders. When we feel abused, we feel belittled, taken advantage of, and even disrespected. This feeling often propels us to take matters into our own hands to make sure the offense does not happen again. In fact, we can all relate to feeling a certain sense of justice in a story or movie when an offender or abuser gets ‘what he deserves’ and is aptly punished for his wrongdoing. Unfortunately, this type of scenario does not always reflect a biblical model. God’s aim is always to redeem the abuser. Punishment is the result of them rejecting His redemptive plan. Log in to read the full article