Is it just me or is it a little harder to live by this verse right now? Our nation is currently divided on almost every topic. Yesterday, I heard people vehemently fighting over which tortillas are better for tacos, corn or flower. While this is a silly illustration, many of these issues hit much closer to our hearts. Some of these issues can bring division between even the closest of friends and family. When people stand for issues such as abortion and other issues that are contrary to the Word of God, those people can begin to feel like the enemy.
The world responds with hostility and aggression when people do not agree with them, but as Christ followers we are called to a different way of living. Here, Solomon tells us to extend love towards our enemies, to feed them when they are hungry and to give them a drink when they are thirsty. Although living this way will drive our enemies crazy, this is not to be our motivation. Our motivation is to draw people to Jesus and pray He leads them to salvation. How have your interactions with your enemies been?
For the King,
Pastor Daniel Batistelli