God: is love…
Romans 12:20 (KJV) “Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head”.
In this life we meet up on many individuals who hate us for no identifiable reason; maybe you look too cute, handsome, well put together, whatever the reason folks meet you for the first, second, third time and just develop a hot dislike for you.
Jesus was accustomed to dealing with these types of attitudes, yet He persevered in what He was doing and pressed on continued doing His task He was sent to earth to accomplish. How many of us have been hated on in like manner and we never got pass it; we coined a popular phrase to let it roll over us.
But in hindsight, might not that person been someone you could have fed into and turn around for the good? Not if it was easier to dismiss them and their hatred and folly; as humans we take the road that would lead to our comfort and less stress and not necessarily the right road.
Scripture tells us that when we have an enemy and as Christians, believers they pop out of the woodwork, “if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink”. The word is directing us to face hatred with love, apathy with action and scorn with acceptance. Even as the hate come pouring in, do what you can to be accommodating with love.
It might be a difficult concept at first, but as you practice it, it becomes easier; let the words like, dear and love roll off your lips; it will disconcert then it will charm and then it will soothe a wounded heart. Do it all in the name of Jesus and make a difference in someone’s life today.
Trivia: Whose hand did God declare that He will break?