Luke 6:27&28- “But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you.”
How can I LOVE those who mistreat me, abuse me, or act like they are better than me? How can I show them Gods love? The kind thats unconditional? How can I love a world that is so full of hatred and evil?
Matthew 22:39- The second most important commandment is like it: ‘Love thy neighbor as you love yourself.’
This is probably the HARDEST commandment God has ever given us.
I wanna be like Jesus. I strive to be like Jesus. I live to be like Jesus. I want to forgive as He forgives. I want to love as He loves. I want to give as He gives. When people talk bad about me, hurting me in any way, and just being plain ugly to me over and over after I am so loving and kind to them, I have to admit, it makes me so angry. I begin to hate this person and then I get angrier at myself because we are called to LOVE each other and I failed to do so. He is teaching me to ‘love’ others, no matter what. Kill evil with kindness, no matter what. Very hard lesson so far. Please keep me in prayer for my heart to be changed. To show the fruits of the Spirit to others so they can meet Jesus through me.
Galatians 5:22&23- But the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control. There is no law against such things as these.
I am so happy to know, that no matter what, Gods love in never ending, despite our failures and sins.