MATTHEW 5:44 NKJ
44 “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,
Most people believe in force: guns and armies.
Most people believe in money: “financial power.”
Many people believe in education, that “If we just educate
people enough we can change the world.”
Hardly anyone seems to believe in the power of love to change
things. No one seems to think it would do any good to “turn the
Jesus didn’t tell us to “turn the other cheek” just so we could
get beat up more. Jesus believes in the power of love. Jesus
believes that evil can be overcome with good.
ROMANS 12:20-21 NKJ
20 Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is
thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals
of fire on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
God still believes in the power of love. He believes that if
you love enough, and for long enough, people will finally come
to their senses and respond to that love.
JOHN 13:34-35 NIV
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved
you, so you must love one another.
35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you
love one another.”
Jesus said the mark of His believers would be their love. Where
did we go wrong?