Galatians 3:13-14 states, “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us- for it written, ‘Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree’—so that in Christ Jesus, the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.”
Do you see the exchange there! Christ took the curse on Himself, giving us the blessing! There’s a substitution. So how will you go about blessing your enemies that persecute and curse you in your own life? It will be by both the paradigm and the power of the cross/Gospel. Christian, Jesus took your curse and gave you His blessing. That is why and how you can bless those who curse you.
When unjust insults, curses, and persecution are hurled at you, you could retaliate and throw it back. You could give them what they rightly deserve and enjoy the blessing of righteous vindication. But if you don’t throw it back, retaliate, and seek vindication, this means they are blessed while you bear the weight of the insult, curse, and persecution. You absorb their pain. There is a loss for you and a gain for them. You have to humble yourself and die to self. Essentially, you are absorbing their hurt…and in doing so you offer them forgiveness…and blessing.
You say, what gain is that to me though? Apart from the Spirit empowered faith, there is no gain. But by the Spirit, we can see the joy and freedom of forgiveness, “looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross” (Hebrews 12:2).