This is the main foundation for following Christ and it is at one time the easiest thing in the world at at another the hardest! It is what we strive to do and yet it often hurts so much that it is a battle daily. It is impossible without God‘s help and it is only as far away as our asking for His help. Those that hurt us the most are often those who are closest to us and yet these are the very ones that we love the most.
You may be asking where I am going with this and I will be honest and say that I am not sure. This is the message that I am getting today. We need to work on learning to love and following Christ’s will. The time is near when it is going to be our biggest challenge. Build your foundation, increase your strength, and expand your heart.
New King James Version (NKJV)
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’44 But I say to you, 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,[b] 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren[c] only, what do you do morethan others? Do not even the tax collectors[d] do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.