Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

WOW! This is hard. This verse says to love and pray for our enemies. Isn’t it natural to want to hate those who are rude to us?-It may be, but is that what Jesus did?-NO! He was persecuted, and yet in a way He still died for those who hurt Him. (Whether or not those who persecuted Him later accepted Him is for another day!)

Pray: Father, thank you for all You are. Please give me a heart to love and pray for my enemies today as I go about my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!