Confuse Your Enemies

The best way to confuse your enemies is to love them.

We have the natural tendency to love people who love us, and to hate those who hate us. That may be the way we feel like doing things, but that’s not the way we’re supposed to respond. As He did so often, Jesus taught something that goes against our natural reactions. We want to get even, settle the score, and stand up for our rights when we’ve been wronged. We think we deserve the right to retaliate. Jesus calls us to an unusual response in which we show love and forgiveness toward our enemies.

Imagine how you will confuse and confound your enemy when you respond with love and kindness. That type of response may change the heart of your enemy. It will certainly change yours.

Instead, do what the Scriptures say: “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink, and they will be ashamed of what they have done to you.”

Romans 12:20

Posted on January 7, 2013, in Daily Devotionals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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