Friday, April 14, 2017

Live Differently

Matthew 5:43-48 KJV
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

God calls us to live differently from the world. We must stand out from everyone else and since God is love (1 John 4:8), showing love when the world wouldn't, definitely causes us to be different. Evil can only be overcome by love. We can change others by the love we show even when the world says we have the "right" to withhold love. May we rise to the standard God sets for us and demonstrated to us through the life of Jesus Christ.

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