We aren’t able to love our enemies without the help of God

Exodus 23:4-5 “If you come across your enemy’s ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to take it back to him. If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure to help him with it.”

In Exodus 23, God continues to give instruction to his people on how they should live their lives.

In verse 4, the command to do good for your enemy was important.

It showed that goodness and kindness in Israel was not only required for those one liked and loved, but to all.

We live in a very critical society.
We all have people in our lives who irritate or annoy us.

There are those who intentionally or unintentionally hurt us.

We are told to love God with all our hearts, souls and minds, but we are also told to love our enemies.

We have two basic choices when someone does wrong to us. .
📍Do wrong back to them. Or,
📍return good for evil

If we fight back, then they will have a valid excuse to continue mistreating us. Is that what we want?
If not, then the intelligent choice is to return good for evil.

Love your enemies until they become our friends.

But,…. How is it possible to Love our Enemies?

Hating an enemy is what comes natural.

We aren’t able to love our enemies without the help of God.

We can only love our enemies by trusting God to help us.

Praying is an act of Love.

We can always pray for our enemies.

Praying changes our hearts.

Jooley Mathew Z