Friendly Enemies

“Is it really possible to Love and  care for our enemies and let go of the bitterness and resentment that we have in our hearts?”are we willing to forgive and seek to  restore as God does with us.

As Christians this is what the Lord asks us to do but without His Love we cannot do this, it’s only as we seek His Compassion and Understanding that we can put ourselves in someone’s shoes and see why they are angry, hurting and in pain does this mean we are to accept the wrong they do… 

No we are to rebuke, correct and warn  but not condemn.

Perhaps it was something we did to them unknowingly and we need to say sorry, or perhaps they have not dealt with their own hurts and this causes bitterness which they project onto others, if so we need to pray for healing for them…

Hurt people hurt people or themselves…and we have all been hurt.

Or perhaps there is judgment without Love because of Pride or they are in error in what they believe so Repentance and Forgiveness is needed, but whatever the reason God asks us to Love our enemies and do good to them.

The Scriptures tell us to do good to our enemies, we are to pray for them and also show we care and in doing  this we will heap burning coals on their head, does that mean God wants our motivation for doing good to our enemies to be motivated by revenge.

No because He then tells us not to seek revenge or be overcome by evil
 but to seek to overcome evil with good.

Revenge is not good  and our motivation needs to be because of Love not hate. Does offering Love instead of hate mean that our enemies will always respond back with Love…

No sadly sometimes their response will be unloving, this is what God is meaning in regard to the burning coals, they will be accountable for their resentment or unforgiverness  but  whatever their response is, this should not govern our reactions or actions, what we do needs always to be motivated by God’s Love.

The Dictionary defines an enemy as one who attacks or
tries to harm another.

 “We may have an enemy but we don’t have to be one.” 

We are to treat them as we would want to be treated ourselves,
two wrongs don’t make a right and one day they may be our
 friends in the Lord eternally. 
 Can  we do all this in our own strength… No only as we walk
in  Christ Jesus our Closest Friend who died for us even when
 we were still His enemies… because He Loved us.
 Matthew 5:44 – Luke 6 :27-36  – Romans 12: 19-21
Music – A New Commandment

About Freedomborn

My name is Anne although some call me Grannie Annie especially Children whom I share with in my Funday School . I live in Queensland Australia. I’m very much a People person believing we are all People of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free now.
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8 Responses to Friendly Enemies

  1. Pingback: Thank You My Blogging Friends for Comments not easily forgotten. « Freedomborn

  2. Thank you Annie. A lesson well learned. And I love the pictures.


  3. If all Christians followed this, there would be more Christians, but sadly unbelievers do not see much difference.


    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi meetinginthecloud, yes sadly it is true what you say… I’m not proud of this, although I know I’m forgiven but having sinned greatly in my life it would be very hard for me to think I’m better then anyone else and so choose not to forgive them, we are all cable of doing evil in the flesh that is why we must put it to death by the Holy Spirit.

      Christian Love Anne.


  4. Lady Deidre says:

    Love the pics of animals, and oh, the lessons was good too! 🙂


  5. Ron says:

    Good truth in what you say ,it takes animals to show us how to relate to each other . God has no favourites , thankfully , thanks for highlighting something important.


    • Freedomborn says:

      Yes your right Ron as humans made in God’s image we are equal in is eyes but He chooses us for different works that He has prepared in advance for us to do and so equips and motivates us . I’m very grateful for God’s gift of animals they are indeed a blessing.

      Thank you for sharing enjoy your break away – Christian Love Anne.


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