Proverbs 25:21 (NKJV) If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
Even Hitler treated the people he liked well… as long as he liked them. Being kind to those you feel favorable towards is not a test of character. It’s how you treat your enemies that shows your true nature.
How do treat those who betray you, lie about you, take from you, slander you, try to drag you down? When you are faced with choosing retribution or kindness, revenge or compassion, payback or charity, you are faced with the exposure of the true quality of your heart and revelation of your perspective on life… is it temporal or eternal? Is it selfish or humble? Is it forgiving or vengeful?
Listen, it is NOT easy to be kind, forgiving or charitable towards your enemies. It is brutally hard but the blessings of it are many and eternal.
Think It Over: Few Christians raise themselves to the elite heights of spiritual maturity that is involved in blessing your enemies, forgiving them and praying for their welfare and salvation. It’s one of the hardest Christian attributes to attain because it fights against every ounce of your flesh, emotions and pride. You can only do it when you ignore your emotions and CHOOSE to do so… specifically determining to take action in direct contradiction to your emotions and your natural tendency.