LOVING OUR ENEMIES AND DOING GOOD TO THOSE WHO PERSECUTE US:
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:43-45 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
THOUGHT: Today, I would like to hear from you on the topic of today. Jesus says it all in this statement about how to treat people who are negative and hostile towards us. I summarize it: “LOVING… BLESSING… DOING GOOD… AND PRAYING FOR…”
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His instructions are straightforward but we clearly see in our families, at our jobs, in our churches, in our halls of congress and around our nation, that we are having trouble obeying His command to love, bless, and do good.
Let’s talk about “LOVING… BLESSING… DOING GOOD… AND PRAYING FOR…”:
Have you implemented these words? If so explain.
Have you had trouble implementing these words? Explain in general terms.
How have you overcome and submitted to Jesus and His ‘ Word in this area?
Do you have any questions or comments about “LOVING… BLESSING… DOING GOOD… AND PRAYING FOR…” those who hate you and persecute you?
Jesus said that offense would come, so it is common to go through things with each other. Do you need help?
PRAYER: LORD, I surrender my emotions, my hurts and my pains in my relationships. LORD, it is my desire to walk after Your instruction and right now I choose to do so.
I forgive _________ for how he/she has treated me. I purpose to love, bless, do good and pray for him/her.
I ask Your forgiveness for harboring resentment. Empower me with the freedom to love, bless, do good and pray for others, In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!