Jesus’ Words On Loving Hurtful PeopleMay 2, 2021 / Matthew 5:38-48
How Can I Love My ?
1. This will not come to us.
“If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?” (Matthew 5:46-47, NIV)
2. The source is love.
“So that you may be children of your Father in heaven. For he causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Matthew 5:45, CSB)
3. Lift them up in .
“But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44, ESV)
4. Treat them with .
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink […] Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:20-21, ESV)