Thursday, September 24, 2009

Love Your Enemies

We may ask ourselves, "How can I love my enemies?" Well, we can't but God can. "We love because He first loved us." In 1 John 4, verses 8 and 16, it states that "God is love." That is who He is. He loves us no matter what and we are in turn to love others in the same way. It truly is a supernatural thing to love our enemies. When people hurt us, slander us, say unkind things about us, they become unlovely people in our lives. Without God's supernatural love flowing through us, we do not have the resources to love the unlovely. Jesus gave us a command to love those less than likeable people in our lives. Luke 6:27-28 ". . . . love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." Beth Moore stated that when we love someone who does not love us (our enemy or foe), we have the greatest opportunity to look like Christ. Do you want to look more like Christ? We can start by loving the unlovely people in our lives (a/k/a our enemies). Serving Him, Kay

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