“Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” – Matthew 5:43-48
One of the hardest things to do in life is to love our enemies. Jesus did so despite of how people treated Him, Jesus even prayed for those that wanted Him crucified. With His last breath before He died He asked God to forgive them for they know not what they do.
Jesus wants us to pray for our enemies and love them. Especially those who persecute us and say all manner of evil against us. Why? Because, it proves that we are children of our Heavenly Father, and also because He does the same by showing us love in spite of our sins and faults. Furthermore, if you are kind to those people who are kind to you then you are no different from the pagans and heathens. God’s word tells us in Romans 12:1-2, to be transformed and not conformed to this world and it’s events.
God sets a standard of perfection because He is looking for people without spot or blemish. We should aim to be perfect because He is perfect, holy and just. So like Jesus, He requires the Christian to be like Jesus. God wants us to love at all times.
To be able to love your neighbors as God asks us to and to try to live up to the standard God sets by the help of His Spirit receive the salvation of the Lord, Jesus. Go to the Salvation Page at the top of this blog.
All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.