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People are not our Enemies

This is a friendly reminder: People are not our real enemies.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12, emphasis added).

People will, however, appear to be our enemies. They will have different values and morals than us. They will exclude us, will be against us, will wish us evil, will work for our downfall or demotion, will demand our surrender. But Jesus told us how to respond to them:

But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you… Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” (Luke 6:27-28, 35b-36).

 

 

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