Love your Enemies!

Matthew 5:44 'But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you'

Jesus commands what is impossible for the natural man to achieve. The human without the Holy Spirit cannot love his enemy and he will not be found praying for them. The gospel shows Jesus fulfills His own instructions. God is not only the law maker, He is also the law keeper.

In addition, we are not told to do anything God himself is unwilling to. CS Lewis writes concerning our attitude toward enemies, "In praying for people one dislikes I find it helpful to remember that one is joining in His prayer for them." For God so loved my enemies that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever among them believes on Him should not perish but have eternal life. You mean that passage was written for people other than me?

[ Prayer for the Day ]

Father, we are so short sighted in our understanding of your love. Show us our enemies as You see them and bring us to love them as You have loved us. For Jesus' sake, Amen.

The Word of God was given free to us, therefore we should also share it freely with others.
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