I Give Up Enemies
Passage: Matthew 5:43–5:48
You’ll never find in the Old Testament a directive to hate your enemy. It’s not there. And yet as we look back on our history we’ll find many instances where we have justified our hate even while calling ourselves believers. In the book of Matthew, however, we read that Jesus tells us to love our enemies. But how do we love our enemies? When we’re trying to figure out how to love an enemy we start not with our feelings or the events that led them to become our enemy. We start with Jesus.