Re:Verse reading – Luke 6:27-36; Romans 12:17-21  (Day Four)

The Bible is radical!  Usually the instructions in Scripture are diametrically opposed to the teachings of the world.  Scripture says, “love your enemies”, the world says, “hate your enemies”.  Scripture says, “bless those who curse you”, the world says, “curse them back”.  If someone hits you, your first inclination is to hit them back…if they steal from you, get it back.  Jesus taught a relationship with our enemies that feels almost unnatural…in fact, it is supernatural.  We can only respond like Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit living within us.  How do you respond when someone does you wrong?  Do you obey Scripture or do you follow the ways of the world?  It is only by faith that this relationship with our enemies can happen.  Choose wisely.

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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