Enter your email address to subscribe to this site and receive notifications of new devotionals, inspirations, scriptures, and prayers by email. To love our enemies and to do good to those that hate us, is impossible in our own strength. He went on to add – bless those who curse you, pray for those who hurt you. Amen! Luke 6 . Love as I have loved and be perfect, for I the Lord Your God am perfect. As you go about your life today, be willing to show kindness, love, patience, and understanding – even to those who do not treat you well. “Forgive and you shall be forgiven.” Luke 6:37. Luke 6 1 And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands. Luke 6; J R MILLER - Devotionals. By using this website you agree to accept our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions Accept. Christ's discourse, is a stern message read more... A serious and thought-provoking discourse was given to Christ's chosen disciples and the wider multitude alike - on the high cost of discipleship, in this radical sermon-on-the-plain, which was recorded by Luke. Instead they went to find out something about Jesus to criticize. Jesus was the holy One of Israel, and we are called to be holy, just as Christ was holy. 1 And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands. Loving, lending and giving to others, too often has an read more... As children of God we are called to be follow Christ's example, and to be imitators of Him. Kindly share your thoughts with the “Leave a Reply” form at the end of the devotional. Loving Your Enemies Devotional. Based on Luke 6:31, Luke 6:27-29 and Matthew 7:12, here are some of the life lessons and actions for today’s devotional: Lord Jesus, I accept Your Word as the truth. Then in Luke 6:27-29, Jesus started sharing with His disciples some more principles about sacrifiial love – love your enemies, do good to those who hate you. He believes that believers have to spend time in God's word - the more you know the Word, the more you know your rights in Christ Jesus! And if we love Him, we would obey His commandments (, If we love people that hate us, there are blessings attached to it (, To receive kindness from others, we must be willing to show kindness (. Luke 6. Our remaining sin makes it impossible for our hatred of the wicked and the violent to be pure and holy like God’s (Ps. Before Luke 6:31, Jesus was teaching His disciples about the blessings that await them when they are hated, excluded and mocked (Luke 6:22). 11:5). I am not suggesting that this is easy – but we have to keep trying. Then in Luke 6:27-29, Jesus started sharing with His disciples some more principles about sacrifiial love – love your enemies, do good to those who hate you. However, He delivers this teaching in the low-lands on the plain. In today’s devotional, you will learn how to sow kindness in order to receive kindness. On top of that, these words of Jesus don’t have much appeal. People in … True righteousness and godly love are two sides of the same coin, but neither are possible by human effort, strict training, mortifying of the flesh or by self-denial. 2 And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days? He started eBibleguide.com, firstly to help him stay in God's Word. But, eBibleguide.com also hopes to contribute to the Christain community. Your gift will return to you in full–pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. There is a fairy tale about a princess who could not sleep because there was a pea under her mattress. Give, and you will receive. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” – Luke 6:38 Say “thank you” even when you think somebody does not deserve it. In this scripture, Jesus was also teaching His disciples about God’s willingness to answer our prayers – Matthew 7:7-11. I hope you were blessed by today’s devotional? Luke 6:20-26, 16:19-31 Poverty and Riches; Luke 6:27-38 The Law of Love; Luke 6:39-49 Hearing and Doing; G. CAMPBELL MORGAN- sermons . True righteousness and unconditional, godly love.. is the supernatural enabling of a child of God.. BY the Spirit of God, through faith. Anyone can love those who love them (v. 33), but men rarely love their foes. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Luke 6:27–36. Many additional layers of padding were added, but she was such a tender thing that the pea had to be removed before she could fall asleep. Such individuals must be extraordinarily patient and kind; in fact, their characters must mirror God’s nature (vv. I pray for Your help to love those who do not love me. In Luke's gospel, we find the Lord giving a similar message to Matthew's sermon-on-the-mount. Read Luke 6 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). “Forgive and you shall be forgiven.” Luke 6:37 There is a fairy tale about a princess who could not sleep because there was a pea under her mattress. Indeed, in this sermon-on-the-plateau, Jesus is not only speaking to His disciples, but also to the disinterested multitudes, and hypocritical Pharisees, that only followed Him for physical healing, self-help or destructive criticism. “For a great reward awaits you in heaven” (verse 23). To give context to our focus verse for today, let’s read some verses before Luke 6:31. The old saying “love the sinner, hate the sin” is true insofar as it reflects our abilities. Love your enemies? Luke 6:20-26 “The “Poor” in the Beatitudes of Matthew and Luke ; F B MEYER. Loving those that love us comes naturally, and although there may well be a selfish motive underlying human love.. Jesus tells us that if you only love those that love you, there is no credit connected with this, in God's divine administration. Jesus’ command in today’s passage to love our enemies (Luke 6:27) is nearly impossible to practice. This I pray in Jesus’s Name. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour... 2020 © InfoDots Media 63/66 Hatton Garden, Fifth Floor Suite 23, London, EC1N 8LE. Their primary purpose was to discredit Christ. Just as true wisdom is spiritually discerned so godly love is only possible in the life of a believer, who is walking in spirit and truth. (Luke 1:6) Apply the Word Zechariah realized that he was in the presence of God, yet he was shocked to see an angel waiting to deliver a personal message to him.