Love for Enemies
“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,
No subject is more important than the subject of human relationships. God is creating a family of believers who are to live together eternally. Therefore, He wants that family to live together as a family, loving each other and loving their neighbors as they should. Gods’s family must never allow hate yo enter their hearts, God’s family is to treat no person as an enemy. Every person is to be loved as a true neighbor.
There is one thing a believer can have for his enemy: mercy or compassion. If he does not have compassion for those who hate him, he has gained nothing of the spirit of Christ(LK.6:36)
Pray for those who persecute you. Three things in particular need to be prayed about (a) for God to forgive the persecutor (LK.23:34) (b) For peace between one’s self and the persecutor, and (c) for the persecutor’s salvation or correction. Prayer for the persecutor will greatly benefit the believer. It will keep the believer from becoming bitter, hostile, or reactionary. May the Lord bless all of us as we apply the word of God (LOVE YOUR ENEMIES) into our lives. God bless!