Proverbs 25:21, 22 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.
Ok, today is the day we get honest. Think for just a second, who is the one person who really rubs you the wrong way? Do not say it aloud… you do not want everyone to know! You know who it is. It is the person that when you see them coming you hide because you do not want to speak to them. The one individual who seems to always be really irritating. Maybe they have made you mad or possibly they have hurt you in some way. Perhaps they have caused you so many problems it is not even funny. So, do you have that person in mind? Well today is the day we fix their wagon. After all this time we are going to finally make things right. Jesus has shown us exactly what to do to people who treat us like this. Are you ready for the remedy? Here it is. Treat them as Jesus treated you.
Remember back when you would do or say things that must have hurt Jesus? When you did that, what did He do? He laid down His life to save you. Can you recall all those times you neglected Him, called one of His children names or made fun of those Christians? Well, He sure got even with you. How? He loved you unconditionally. That will teach you to be ugly to Him.
Yes, Jesus tells us that we should treat our enemies with respect and love. That seems like a lot to ask. You may be wondering, “What do you get out of it?” God said He would reward you. Quite possibly, as you show the love of Jesus to someone else, God might give you a new Saved Friend.
Jesus loves the little children, ALL the children of the world, red, and yellow, black, and white, they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world. Could Jesus show that love through you today, or is there something in the way?
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Isaiah 29, 30 / Psalm 50 / Proverbs 25 / Luke 17
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Psa. 86-89 / Rom. 14
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… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director