Tuesday, February 9, 2010

God loves our enemies.

I was in a bible study class last night and the subject of God's people. We sometimes forget this, but all people are God's people. It is just that some choose to recognize that and some do not. Consequently, we are all connected. We are even connected to those who we do not really like. Sometimes it is difficult to remember that. We want God to be on our side. We want God to help us prevail over our enemies.
Think about it, God does not choose to have enemies. People choose to have enemies. We look at people and immediately put them into some type of box and label them. Those we have great affiliation with, we sometimes call friends. Those who we have great difficulties with, we sometimes call enemies. We may not like those people who do not look like us, or act like us, or think like us. God does not look at his people that way. God has even allowed his people to disagree with him by allowing for "free will". Do we allow others to have free will?
I know that there is true evil in the world and some people have been totally taken over by it. I am not refering to those people. I am talking about those who by nature, nurture, or level of education are different from us.

"If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' lend to 'sinners,' expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.(Luke 6:32-40)

That is quite a tall order, but no one ever said that being Christian was going to be easy.

Peace and Love,


"Be still and know that I am God"(Psalm 46:10)

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