Today’s exhortation from Matthew to “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” must be one of the hardest things for human beings to do. It not only goes against the grain of popular thinking, but also goes against human nature that tends to defend itself from enemies. Emotions play a vital role in propagating this notion of hating your enemies as well. The only way we will be able to live this out is if we continue to read and meditate on God’s Word every day. The values of the world are totally opposed to that of the Kingdom and if we do not decide which side we are on, the journey to heaven will truly be a long and winding one.
Allow the Lord to speak to you today. His Spirit will enlighten our
hearts and minds to think like the Father in heaven. In the silence
of your heart ask him to bless your desire to be a good witness of the
Kingdom that you may be a true child of the Father, who in his justice
and generosity, sends rain and makes the sun shine on both the good
and the evil.