Learn To Love the Hate Out of Your Enemies

You can learn to love the hate out of your enemies. I know it is very different, but it is possible! Especially for born-again Christians. After all, love is what we do, right?

Updated: Sunday, August 27, 2023

Learn To Love the Hate Out of Your Enemies

love the hate out of your enemies

STM Bible Snack

We must love all people including our enemies. By doing so, we show that we are God’s children.
James 2:8 [read James 2:1-13 (8); compare Leviticus 19:18]
You know, there is a really important law in God’s book. It says, “Love other people, just like you love yourself.” If you do that, you are doing the right thing. (PEV)
KJV: If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

Love the Hate Out of Your Enemies

Luke 6:27 [read Luke 6:27-36 (27)]
This is what I say to all who will listen to me: Love your enemies, and be good to everyone who hates you. (CEV)
KJV: But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

Learn to love your enemies using these 5 love principles:

We must be mindful of God’s way of treating people. It is possible to love the hate out of your enemies. Let’s learn how.

1. Treat them the way you want to be treated.

Matthew 7:12 [read Matthew 7:7-12 (12)]
Treat others [including your enemies] the way you want them to treat you. This sums up the law and the prophets. (FBV)
KJV: Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

2. Love them and do good to your haters.

Matthew 5:44 [read Matthew 5:43-48 (44)]
But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you, (WEB)
KJV: 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;

3. Lend them money like it’s a gift.

Luke 6:35 [read Luke 6:27-36 (35)]
But love your enemies. Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then you will receive a lot in return. And you will be children of the Most High God. He is kind to people who are evil and are not thankful. (NIRV)
KJV: But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

4. Show them mercy.

Luke 6:36 [read Luke 6:27-36 (36)]
Show mercy [be compassionate], just as your Father shows mercy [is compassionate]. (EXB)
KJV: Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

5. Take care of their basic needs.

Romans 12:20 [read Romans 12:9-21 (20); compare Proverbs 25:21–22]
But consider this bit of wisdom: “If your enemy is hungry, give him something to eat. If he is thirsty, give him something to drink; because if you treat him kindly, it will be like heaping hot coals on top of his head.” (Voice)
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.

Grow to love all people

Let’s practice loving our haters. That does not mean you should accept physical, verbal, or mental abuse. In fact, let’s grow to love all people.

1 Thessalonians 3:12-13 [read 11-13 (12-13)]
And may the Lord cause you to increase and excel and overflow in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you; 13 so that He may strengthen and establish your hearts without blame in holiness in the sight of our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His [a]saints (God’s people). (AMP)
KJV: And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: 13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

It is possible to love your enemies so much that you love the hate out of them! You can make it impossible for them to continue to hate you. Now, love the hate out of your enemies! I pray that you have enjoyed and will make the most of this Bible snack. Blessings to you and your loved ones— Tim. ☺

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