“A Pill That Is Hard To Swallow”

“A Pill that is Hard to Swallow”
July 27, 2011

“I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.” ~Luke 6:27.  This, by far, has to be one of the most challenging and most difficult commandments God has given us.  For some of us it is very hard to love, that means show love too, those who want to cause us harm.  In the following scriptures, God clearly lays out, scenario by scenario, how we should deal with our enemies.

Love Your Enemies (Luke 6:27-31)

 27 “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. 29 To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. 31 And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.

We must be first willing to love our enemies (27). There are great benefits in loving someone who hates you.  Eventually there is a chance that you can possibly change their heart for the better. 

We must also be willing to pray for our enemies (28).  Majority of the time people who enjoy making enemies have something personal that they are not happy with it.  Pray for their happiness and that their lives are changed around.

We must be willing to turn the other cheek (29).  Jesus wants us to walk away.  This confuses your enemies. 

We must be willing to give to every man that asks without the intent of getting it back, or nothing in return (30).

Finally, we must be willing to do to others what we would want them to do to us (31).  Always remember the “Golden Rule.”

Something to think about:  Although this approach on how to handle our enemies may be a tough pill to swallow, make a great impact on God by treating your enemies with love and care.  God Bless Blog Readers!!!

1 Comment

  1. Amen. This is hard to do at times but it can be done!

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