"Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse." Romans 12: 14 (HCSB)
Do you ever fell that some people purposely go out of their way to harass and torment you. Everyone knows somebody like this. God instructs us in the proper attitude toward them. He says we are to praise them and seek their good, and never seek to speak evil on them. This is a real challenge for our attitude.
An Old Testament account along this basis is where David is fleeing for his life from Jerusalem. His throne has been usurped, and he and his followers are seeking refuge. While they are fleeing, a man named Shimei curses him and mocks him. One of David's men wants to go over and kill Shimei - but David forbids him. David understood that Shimei was doing this because God wanted it. (2 Samuel 16: 5ff).
In the long run, God restored David, and eventually Shimei was dealt with. God evens all things out.
Today, when you are confronted with those who would torment and harass you (stop thinking of your students), send up short prayers of praise and seeking their good. God will reward you.
For Kingdom Education,