Luke 6:27 – “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you” (NIV).
The dictionary defines enemy as an armed foe, someone who engages in antagonistic activities against another. They are armed and dangerous and out to get us, and yes, we are to love them.
You’re probably thinking, “I can love anyone from a distance,” but Jesus requires a more hands-on approach. Now you’re likely thinking, “Yeah, I really would like to get my hands on them!”
I hate to burst your bubble, but Jesus said to do good to those who hate us. That means we must do more than think good thoughts about them (which is hard enough). We are to take loving action toward them. Pop!
Look for opportunities today to do nice things for your enemies. And do so without expecting anything good in return.
Luke 6:35 – “But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil” (NKJV).