Biblical Reflections: Luke 6:27-28

Luke 6:27-28 – But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

In the Old Testament, there was nearly endless war. There was war between nations and war between tribes and even war between families. Some of the violence was justified and much of it was not. Greed, pride and lust cause immense suffering. What is the answer? Jesus Christ.

While Jesus did not ban war, He emphasized longsuffering, blessing and not cursing.  If greed, pride, and lust are the problems, then grace, humility, and purity are the solutions.  Jesus demonstrated these qualities constantly, leading Him to teach His disciples to love those who mistreat you.  Turn back the trend of anger with mercy.  Bring light to the dark places.  Be a blessing!

How much better the world would be if we just loved our neighbors.  Think about it!

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