Matthew 5:43, 44 - How To Love Your Enemies!
Matthew 5:43, 44 (NIV) You have heard
that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate
your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you,
She entered the room, waving. Her
personality grated on my nerves. I didnt like her and
had no plans to love her.
Sitting down beside me, she smiled.
Can we talk? I trust you.
She wanted to talk to me?
Jesuss words slammed into my thoughts,
hitting as fast and hard as the stone from Davids
slingshot. Love your enemy.
I lowered my eyes to the floor. When had
I come to equate different with bad? Why
had I focused on our differences instead of our
similarities? I hurried to beg Jesuss forgiveness.
Taking a deep breath, I returned her
gaze. I continued picking logs from my eyes and
asked, How can I help? I was suddenly
surprised to find I truly wanted to help.
Well, youre a Christian, right?
Where do you go to church?
Her questions surprised me. Wiping sweaty
palms on my pants, I shared information about my
place of worship, and what it means to follow
Jesus. My heart swelled with purpose.
Pastor and speaker Andy Stanley said it
well. Serving people we dont see eye to eye
with is the essence of Christianity. Jesus died
for a world with which He didnt see eye to
This lady has since joined my church, and
Ive moved to a new town. Ive learned to love
people who are different than I am. And they still
ask, Where do you go to church?
I tell them where I go to church, but the
most important thing I tell them is to go to Him.
Go to Jesus. by Heidi Gaul
Faith Step: Ask Jesus to help you to love
others the way He loves them and you. [Mornings
With Jesus 2020 Devotional by Guideposts and
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
Matthew 5:43, 44 - How Do You Love Your
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
Seeking God Made Real:
Prayer Made Real:
Importance of Choice:
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Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
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Hope Awakens by John Bradshaw of IIW:
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