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Posted on 10 Nov 2015 12:20

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Matthew 5:43 - 44(NIV)

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

When Jesus was on the cross, He prayed for His enemies and asked God to forgive them. Love doesn’t mean that you accept acts of hatred and evil, but love requires that you pray for those most in need of salvation.

Most of us have at least one hater in our lives. People who choose to be difficult and mean no matter how much grace, peace, hope, and love you extend to them. People like that are hard to forgive. Hard to tolerate. Hard to pray for. And yet, that’s our commandment from the Lord!

So, beloved, remember those who hate, revile and persecute you when you pray, “so that you may be the sons of your Father who is in heaven.”

God bless you is my prayer!

Dr. J. M. Wooten

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