Wednesday, August 30 2023
You have heard the law that says, “Love your neighbor and hate your enemy”. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Matthew 5:43-46 NLT
The grace of our Lord is so radically different than our natural thinking and emotions. Love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! For many of us it is easy to get angry, irritated and to be very unforgiving. Here is something to think about - Where do all the dissensions come from within our families, our work place and our communities? These tensions come from within us. But the nature of God’s grace through Jesus Christ is so radically different. The nature of grace brings about a new creation in thinking and emotions for any man or woman who has received it. In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. Grace brings a new nature, listen to grace whisper – Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you! Grace is the gift of God, which brings a new direction in how we think and how we feel. Today, allow yourself to love others in a most encouraging way, even if they seem unlovable. You will have no sorrow or regret living in the grace of Jesus Christ. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Go ahead and let yourself live in the life of God’s grace.Enjoy!