Dailies 1029

Dailies in His Word
February 5
Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Romans 12:9-11
Sometimes people are hard to love, some maybe your enemies, but God wants us to love them just the same. The thing is if someone is being mean to us generally they need more help than we do. Praying for them is a good way to get to know them, and sometimes God will show you something about them that is a reason they are mean in the first place.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. Matthew 5:43-45 
So think about it before you just write someone off because of their behavior but instead work at peace with everyone; if you are mean even in your thoughts you are just as bad as they are. God wants us to love others, like He loves us, regardless of our faults.
Lets plan this week to work at loving one another, no matter the circumstances.  It does not mean you have to hang with someone mean, but pray for them, show God’s love toward them by lifting them up to God.
Heavenly father, thank you for loving us no matter what we did, help us to love others too. Help us to hate the sin, and love the person. In Jesus name, amen.
Teresa m. Wilson