WARNING! Watch out for your toes!
In Luke chapter 6, Our Lord Jesus Christ gets right down to the “nitty-gritty” of what it means to be a true disciple of His. He meant these words when He spoke them and He means them now! Our God hasn’t changed and neither have His Words. However, it seems many are getting side-tracked by the clamour of vain, empty words heard/read/seen in the media. And sadly, in churches across this country as well. If, and I believe we are, in the days of tribulation then we must be getting ready for our Lord’s return. That means our daily focus should be on TWO things. First, obeying the commands of the Lord and secondly getting oil ready for our lamps ( Matthew 25:1-13 The Parable of the Ten Virgins). In other words, getting the Gospel message to the lost and fixating our hearts and minds on the Word of God and not the “words of the world”.
27 “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.
29a To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also.
29b And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either.
30 Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back.
31 And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.
32 But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.
33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.
34 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back.
35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.
36 Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.
37 “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
The carnal mind balks at the statements Jesus made here. But we, as His Bride in preparation, are not carnally minded, but spiritually minded. We, as the Church have a blessed place in the events of God’s plans for the world. The more we believe what God has done and IS doing, it is our responsibility to live in the light of His Word!
The Apostle Paul sums it up it Romans 12: 20-21 Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Remember above all things, it is written ” Vengeance is mine; I will repay saith the Lord”
(Romans 12:19b; Deuteronomy 32:25; Psalm 94:1)