Follow: Love Your Enemies
The ministry of WVU-FCA consists of not only employed chaplains but a group of faithful student leaders. These leaders work tirelessly to make FCA huddle all that God desires it to be. They are ambassadors of WVU-FCA and the Gospel to their teams and peers, a job they do not take lightly.
Our leaders challenge themselves and are always seeking to know Jesus even better. They have submitted themselves to refinement by Jesus Christ and His love. Their impact on this ministry and campus cannot not be overstated!
This devotion was written by one of our WVU-FCA student leaders. After last Monday's Huddle teaching on Loving our Enemies, this student leader shares her thoughts and invites all of us to examine if we are truly reflecting the love of Christ to the world around us! Happy Reading!
Follow: Loving our enemies
Okay, I’ll just be honest here: I am a hater and my threshold is low. Most people naturally like others until they do something “bad” to them. But not me, I naturally dislike people. I dislike them until they do something “nice” for me to cause me to like them. So, when someone does do something “bad” to me (or annoys me, or makes me jealous), I HATE them. My first instinct is to lash out and shout “an eye for an eye.” This is NOT what Jesus calls us to do. He said “love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:44-45).
Not an easy command to follow when hating comes so natural. And Jesus wasn’t just talking about those annoying coworkers, He was talking about people who tortured and murdered. So whether your enemy is the girl at work that takes all the credit or actual terrorists, they are both loved by God, and He desires them to know the Truth of His Salvation. I once heard someone say that ‘you may be the only Bible some people ever read’ and I do not want to give anyone the impression that hate is Christ like. I want them to receive a message of love. Even if that means keeping my mouth closed and praying for them.
Posted on Tue, March 7, 2017
by Jason Allen filed under