"Be Perfect - Love Your Enemies"

February 28, 2013

“Be Perfect - Love Your Enemies”

Blessings Folk!

Today’s reading:
Matthew 5:43-48
Luke 6:27-36

I suspect that most of us did not see this one coming.

Another “you have heard/but I say”…

Not only are we to love our neighbor...something which even the unbeliever does...but, we are to love our enemies.

We are to love those who oppose.
We are to love those who persecute us.

Even more.
We are to pray for them.

The Lord seems to be releasing this Word to many...pray for your opponents, pray for your enemies, pray for those who seek to destroy you/community/nation, pray for your competitors.

So that we may be like Father in heaven.

God causes the sun/rain to fall upon the evil and the good, the unrighteous and righteous.

We are called to be perfect as Father is perfect.


Note the commandments…
  • love your enemies
  • do good
  • lend, expecting nothing in return
  • be merciful, even as Father is merciful
  • be kind to ungrateful and evil people

Your reward will be great.
You will be sons of the Most High.