Love Your Enemies The Lord Said So!!!

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Have A Wonderful and A Blessed Day!!! Should We Really Love Our Enemies!!!

Luke 6:27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

Luke 6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

Luke 6:29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.

Luke 6:30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

Luke 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Luke 6:32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.

How in the world can you love someone who doesn’t love you? How in the world can you love someone who wants to do you harm and tear you down? It’s much easier for me to love people who already love me. How can you love someone who has harmed you or your child?

The Lord tells us to love everyone. We don’t have to hang out with them daily. However he tells us what good does it do if we just loves those who love us? Jesus Christ came here and died for everyone. Those who did love him, and those you hated him. So we as his children need to love everyone no matter how they feel about us.
I don’t have any trouble loving my children, and grandchildren. They’re a part of who I am. I take care of them and have a genuine interest in seeing them grow up to be good, productive citizens. Of course sometimes we will have disagreements, but we still love one one another.
Now there are times when we all get on each others nerves. However we still love one another. We have very good friends they are like our Brothers and Sisters. We will have disagreements, and get on each others nerves. However we still love on another. However the Lord tells us to love oor enemies, those who hate us, hurt us, use us. We read this and are taught this and think, “Are you kidding me?”
Now some of you might think, “I don’t have to worry about this because I don’t have any enemies.” Just to be truthful, if you don’t have any now you’re going to have some pretty soon. It’s one of the unfortunate things in life that there are some people who are never, ever going to like you no matter what you do.
So the question becomes “How are you going to respond to people like that?” Well it is never good to respond evil with evil. We will respond with love.pray for them. Keep in mind hatred will destroy us, it hurts us more than the one we hate.

So how can we gain freedom from being imprisoned by anger? Jesus said it’s by doing good to those who hate you. One thing we all have control over is how we’re going to respond. And if you make the choice to respond to those who hate you, to those who are angry at you by doing good to them, you’re going to diffuse a tense situation.
For one it will totally confuse the one who hates you because they’re expecting you to respond in anger. It will also diffuse some of the anger they have toward you. It’s really hard for someone to continue to hate you when you do them good. Kindness and love change people.
We’ve all heard the phrase “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” I’m here to tell you today that is an absolute lie. There aren’t too many things that carry more power in life than the way we communicate with one another.
The Bible tells us over and over again the great power that’s in our speech. Unfortunately, it’s so much easier for us to use our speech in a negative way than a positive way. It’s so much easier to lash out at people than it is to use our speech to build them up. But when we choose to use our speech to lash out at people who’ve harmed us or hurt our feelings, all we’re doing is throwing gas on a fire. All we’re doing is rubbing salt in a wound. And we all know what happens when you put salt in a cut! It stings! It hurts! It typically causes a bad reaction! That’s one reason Jesus tells us that one of the best ways to respond to our enemies is by blessing them! Kind speech has a way of working as a salve to heal wounds in people’s lives.

Proverbs 12:18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

 

Prayer is the best medicine for everyting and so good for relationships. Communication with God can take the sting out of our hatred and anger towards people. That’s good to know because it’s in this section of Scripture we see one of the hardest commands Jesus gives us…to love our enemies. It’s so hard to do but we’ve been called to do it because that’s what Jesus has done for us. Do you realize it’s in our nature to be at odds with God; to be His enemy? But in spite of this fact, Jesus has sought to love us anyway.

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Romans 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Romans 5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

 

O let your light, tho’ little, shine out,
Our Lord’s command fulfilling,
To live for Him wherever we go,
And seek His will to do.

Shine on, little light, shine on,
Shine on so bright and clear;
Shine on, little light, and bring
A smile for ev’ry tear.

O let your light shine steadily on,
That all the world, beholding,
May glorify your Father above,
And praise His boundless love.

Shine on, little light, shine on,
Shine on so bright and clear;
Shine on, little light, and bring
A smile for ev’ry tear.

O let your light shine cheerfully on,
When cloud and storm are breaking,
Its beams may lead some sorrow-oppressed
To yonder Ark of Rest.

Shine on, little light, shine on,
Shine on so bright and clear;
Shine on, little light, and bring
A smile for ev’ry tear.

O let your light shine peacefully on
Till earthly cares are ended,
And night and gloom shall vanish away
In joy’s eternal day.

Shine on, little light, shine on,
Shine on so bright and clear;
Shine on, little light, and bring
A smile for ev’ry tear.

Love and Prayers

Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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