Bible Study Devotional – Day 169 – Commentary Luke 6:32-33 – How do I love those who don’t love me?

If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. (Luke 6:32-33)

 

Abraham Lincoln said, “Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?” On the website: www.passiton.com I read the story of a sixth grader who moved to a new school. The girl who sat next to her in class, Lucy, considered the new girl to be her enemy. Every time Lucy rolled her eyes at her, she smiled at Lucy and told her how beautiful she was. A while later, Lucy returned her smile, and they became best friends.

 

I wish someone would’ve told me how God’s love works when I was that age and had no friends. If you love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength, you give him all your love. Then, you become His vessel and the grace, the faith, and the love that are in Christ Jesus will be poured out on you abundantly. Then you have His love to pass on to those who don’t love you.

 

Father God, show me how to love you with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. Let your grace, faith, and love overflow from me, so I can touch others, even those who don’t love me. Help me to pass on this mystery to others, especially the children in my life. Amen.

Bible Study Devotional – Day 169 – Commentary Luke 6:32-33 – How do I love those who don’t love me?

3 thoughts on “Bible Study Devotional – Day 169 – Commentary Luke 6:32-33 – How do I love those who don’t love me?

  1. Well, this one is easier than loving your enemy! My first comment is that we are all sinners. I wish I would have known how God’s love worked way back then, as well. No matter how you slice it, growing up has a lot of hard twists and turns. I don’t think any of us are passed over on the difficulties of growing up and we all have our sad stories of how hard it was. Especially girls, why are girls so mean at times? The new girl did it the right way. I feel like I might have been too intimidated by the bad vibes Lucy was sending to use that tactic. I am not sure. It is not too late though. I think we can all tell when someone doesn’t like us. That is OK, because I am not going to love everyone I meet and I know there will be people that do not love me. So maybe I will have a chance to do it better next time. Trey tells us all the time, how boys in the class don’t want to be his friend that particular day or week. They always seem to mend the differences though. It is certainly a good lesson to pass on to him.

    1. I’ve learned so much since I’ve raised my children so hopefully will do a better job with my grandchildren. I’ve forgiven my enemies, and I’m still in the prayer stage of loving my enemies, the one who hurt my child and the one who doesn’t seem to care he hurt my child. God knows I don’t want to be a hypocrite and want to spread God’s love to everyone, but He needs to guide me with this. I know if I can do it, the reward will be great. I can show His love to all other enemies.

      1. I’ve learned so much since I’ve raised my children so hopefully will do a better job with my grandchildren. I’ve forgiven my enemies, and I’m still in the prayer stage of loving my enemies, the one who hurt my child and the one who doesn’t seem to care he hurt my child. God knows I don’t want to be a hypocrite and want to spread God’s love to everyone, but He needs to guide me with this. I know if I can do it, the reward will be great. I can show His love to all other enemies.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to top

Subscribe to our Newsletter

If you would like regular updates of our daily devotional Bible study sent to your email, please subscribe here.
Loading