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?

Created: Saturday, December 17, 2022

Learn To Love the Hate Out of Your Enemies

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STM Bible Snack

“You have heard it said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44  But I am here to tell you a deeper reality: Life is constructed to operate only upon the law of love. So if you want to live, love your enemies and pray for those who mistreat you, Matthew 5:43-45 (Remedy) [read Matthew 5:43-48 (43-44)].

Love the Hate Out of Your Enemies

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

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.

Learn to love your enemies. Here are 5 love principles:

1. Treat them the way you want to be treated.
Treat others [including your enemies] the way you want them to treat you. This sums up the law and the prophets. Matthew 7:12 (FBV) [read Matthew 7:7-12 (12)].
2. Love and do good to them. 3. Lend them money like it’s a gift.
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. Luke 6:35 (NIRV)
4. Show them mercy.
So be merciful (sympathetic, tender, responsive, and compassionate) even as your Father is [all these]. Luke 6:36 (AMPC) [read Luke 6:27-36 (35-36)].
5. Take care of their basic needs.
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.” Romans 12:20 (Voice) [read Romans 12:9-21 (20) and Proverbs 25:21–22]

Let’s practice loving our haters. That does not mean you should accept physical, verbal, or mental abuse.

But 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. Apply the love principles in this snack; let me know if you need help. 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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