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Daily Devotional – February 8

CHRISTIAN LITMUS TEST

Think of the most detestable human being on earth.  Someone you just loathe.

  • Is it the woman who put her baby in an oven and turned it on?
  • Is it some politician you detest?
  • Is it the person in the next cube who does everything possible to get on your nerves?
  • Is it the religious fanatic who can justify the killing of innocent life to advance their dogma?

Now picture that person in your mind.

Now, what did Jesus tell us to do about that person?

Matthew 5:43-44, 46 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

Always a good litmus test for those of us who consider ourselves…Christian.

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February 8, 2007 - Posted by | Daily Devotional

4 Comments »

  1. I’d like prayer in regard to this post. There’s a blogger on the web who, after I told her about Jesus, became cool and then told me she did not like. I will leave her alone, but I will not stop praying for Diane. Please pray that I will truly love her.

    Comment by helenl | February 8, 2007 | Reply

  2. Hi Helen!

    This is a struggle for all Christians. As Jesus said, it is easy to love family and friends — even sinners can do that — but the tough part is loving those that we often instinctively dislike or even hate. Will be praying for both you and Diane!

    God bless you, Helen!

    -j

    Comment by bereans | February 8, 2007 | Reply

  3. Thanks Jack, Pray that God will send someone else, because she will not accept anything from me.

    Comment by helenl | February 8, 2007 | Reply

  4. Yes, it is a struggle to love those that have hurt us or just seem unloveable. We can’t do it in our own strength. We need to yield our spirits to God and allow Him to love through us. A very soul searching post!

    Comment by writeathome | February 8, 2007 | Reply


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