Food for thought this morning….

love

 

My friend Deb sent this to me, and it really made me think!! and I mean REALLY made me think.  I know that we are called to love one another.  But, what about that person who has hurt your, who has insulted you, who has stolen from you, who has tested your patience in every way.  Do you love them? Do you treat them kindly? God shows no partiality, do you? Jeremiah 31:3 Says “With lovingkindness I have drawn thee” Aren’t we called to be like our Savior, to show His character to others?  Do you draw others with your love and your kindness?

Here is what she wrote:

Matthew 5:46
For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?

Some people are easy to love. They love us and we love them. But what about those people who are not easy to love? People who take us out of our comfort zone??

Let’s take it one step further…

Matthew 5:44

But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.

Yes, we are called to love even our enemies! Those who cause chaos in our lives, who hurt us, who say things against our character.  We are called to show the love of Christ to them too!

Proverbs 25:21

If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.  For so you will heap coals of fire on his head and the Lord will reward you.

Let’s take the enemy by surprise!! We are on the winning team and we are called to love!

 

 

 

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  1. Amen! this is so good! Corinthians 13 is also a chapter that speaks of Love, that we are nothing without it. Blessings xo

    • Marissa says:

      Thanks Madelain, By the way…I am loving your blog!!! Stop back again 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  2. Oh yes the challenge to take it a step further and not just leave revenge to God but to pray for our enemies and love them. Because it’s easy to love those who love you back – we’re just like everyone else when we do that. Loving those who persecute you, that’s the Christian walk.

    • Marissa says:

      Laura, you are absolutely right! We do the easy things as Christians, but doing hard things is where the blessing lie. Thanks for visiting 🙂 Come again!! Have a great weekend!