Today’s Reading: Luke 6
“And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.” Luke 6:33
I love how Jesus often answers Pharisees before they can even speak their thoughts. Their mind is trying to come up with ways to trap him, yet he stops them before they can even open up their mouths.
In this chapter, we see the theme of doing good. When confronted about healing on the Sabbath, Jesus answers that it’s okay to do good on the Sabbath and heal. To not heal would be wrong. Later, he spends a lot of time focusing on loving others and not judging.
One of the most convicting passages of Scripture is this Love for Enemies portion in Chapter 6. Jesus commands us to love our enemies, bless those who curse us, and do good to everyone without expecting repayment.
This is easier said than done! Even when people are completely awful to us, we’re expected to love and forgive them. That doesn’t mean we need to fully trust them again or pretend nothing happened, but we do need to love them with God’s love. He admits this is difficult. It’s so much easier to love the kind people in our lives. But, even sinners love the kind people in their lives, and as Christians, we can strive to do what Jesus would do.
Spend some time in prayer and ask God to help you love your enemies. Surrender any hard feelings or anger and ask Jesus to work in them.