How To Treat Your Enemy

Proverbs 25:21-22
21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; 22 For you will heap burning coals on his head, And the LORD will reward you.

How should we treat those who are not nice to us?  The human way is to give it right back to them, but only better.  Hurt them worse than they hurt us.  This however, is not the Godly way.  He wants us to serve that person.  We are to meet their needs and take care of them.  This means we need to learn what their needs are.  We are to study them their weaknesses, not to attack them but to serve them.  This is impossible on our own.  To cultivate this attitude we need God’s help.  This attitude takes a lot of humility on our part.  We must lay our ego down and put that enemies needs ahead of our own.  Jesus demonstrated this, by washing the feet of Judas on the night He was betrayed.

If we serve other people this way, we will melt most people’s icy hearts.  They will be touched, because our reaction will be different.  Jesus took this teaching further.  He said we are to go above and beyond what people expect of us.  We are to go an extra mile and give more than what is asked.  Many souls have been won, because Christians have done this.  People are watching us, we must act rightly.  Jesus will reward us for being humble.  We are investing in what matters, when treat people this way.

Dear God, help me to be humble.  Help me to server others, in Your name.  I cannot do this without You.  Only by Your strength is this possible.  People are watching me, help me to act rightly to help draw people to You.  Amen.


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