Another part in Matthew is talking about how loving your enemies and blessing those that curse you. I feel that this is a very hard thing to do. If something does you wrong, God wants us to forgive them and love them. Jesus talks about how we should love all the same way. Matthew 5:46-47 says "For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?". Publicans were public contractors or Jewish tax collectors. Now, Jesus is comparing His people to tax collectors. He's saying that the tax collectors love those that love them. And he also says to try to be like God who is perfect. The thing is we're not perfect and we will never be until we get to heaven. However, this doesn't mean that we cant try to act like it or try to improve ourselves. Therefore, love your neighbors, enemies and friends. You never know by you loving your enemies, you might be the one to save them and bring them to Christ.
I challenge you this week to show low to all that you come into contact with. And I also challenge you to bring stuff to God on a daily basis and let Him take care of it all.
Stay blessed and enjoy the day!!!!
Salvation Sunday: Steven Gable