So give love graciously and abundantly, there is no end to the supply of love.
“The Gospel has come to you because it’s on its way to someone else.” -Anonymous
Jesus is the difference-maker. Not just the fact that He is the only person ever resurrected to eternal life but in the way we think and live. In every aspect of life, His view was diametrically opposed to the views of the world and of the flesh. The law said to love your neighbor and hate your enemy. Jesus said to not only love our enemies but to show that love by praying for them. How often do we fervently pray for our families, friends and neighbors, much less our enemies? But I don’t have any enemies, you say. Even here, Jesus has a different view. If the world and those that hold worldly views are not our enemies, then they are our friends and that makes us an enemy of God. James 4: 4-7 NLT The Holy Spirit that God has placed inside us does not agree with sin in any way. Those around us that would tempt us to disobey God are our Spiritual enemies. If we can’t resist the temptations they offer, they will lead us into destruction, That sounds like an enemy to me. We must pray for them fervently and continuously and for ourselves to have the Spiritual strength to resist the devil, humble ourselves before God and accept His definition of sin and the enemy.
35 Then the two from Emmaus told their story of how Jesus had appeared to them as they were walking along the road, and how they had recognized him as he was breaking the bread. 36 And just as they were telling about it, Jesus himself was suddenly standing there among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. 37 But the whole group was startled and frightened, thinking they were seeing a ghost! — Luke 24:35-37 NLT Appearances
27 The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” 28 “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live! — Luke 10:27, 28 NLT
1 Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. 2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. 3 Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. — Hebrews 13:1-3 NIV
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.—- Colossians 3:12-14 NIV