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. (Lk 6:35)
But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you. (Mat 5:44)
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Mat 5:16)
The Scripture verses above remind us to love our enemies, to bless them, to pray for them, and even to do good to them! Wow! God really expects us to be like Him, doesn’t He?
Yes! He does. That is why He created mankind in His own image. That’s why He provided salvation for us. He wants us to be like Him and to extend mercy to other people, as He has shown mercy to each one of us.
When the Word tells us to love our enemies, it means that we should pray that good things happen in the lives of our enemies. We should bless them with kindness.
When we are kind to those who have abused us and hated us (loving our enemies), we become a light in this world. We show ourselves to be children of the Most High by resembling Him!
Go ahead and light up our world!