Blog – Days 6 & 7 – Loving our enemies

Discover something that your enemy likes.  It could be something as simple as a specialty drink from Starbucks or a coffee mug of a super hero from a television show that he or she watches. Giving something to that person and even complimenting him or her is showing love.  Try doing something nice for your enemy this week and let us know what you did.  It will encourage us to follow suit and God promises that He will heap burning coals on that person’s head (perhaps by showing your enemy what he or she did to you was wrong) and that He will reward you!

Blog – Days 6 & 7 – Loving our enemies

4 thoughts on “Blog – Days 6 & 7 – Loving our enemies

  1. I agree that we should love our enemies and express that through acts of kindness.
    The feeling of “enemy”, in my experience, can dissipate as a result of these gestures. A prayer whispered, a smile, a kind hello – even small things can make a big difference.

    1. That is a very thoughtful comment. How different our workplaces, churches, and families could be with prayers whispered, smiles and kind hello’s, especially with people we might disagree with. Thank you for your words to encourage us to show love toward people we may not like. You are so right; they could end up being friends!

  2. Today’s political climate comes to mind. You may not agree with someones opinion but respect for that person and their opinion show kindness and love.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Pam. I did not have politics in mind when I wrote that blog, but there are a lot of political enemies out there and we do need to have respect for those in authority and to pray for them. We need to have respect for all human beings because God loves people on the right as much as he loves people on the left. The Bible teaches us in Romans 13:1-2: “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” Therefore, I am sorry to see violence happening, people calling to overthrow the current administration, and to impeach those they don’t like.
      Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

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