But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

Luke 6:35 NIV

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Love Your Enemies

It isn’t just Canada’s enemies that have had spies inside Canada. As far back as 1898, friendly nations – like Britain and the United States – were spying within Canada. At the time, Canada didn’t have a Department of External Affairs and Great Britain was representing Canada on the world stage. Canada was so important to at least two countries that they were prepared to operate within Canada without reference to Canadian laws or legal niceties. This remains a concern to the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service.

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We love the good promises of God. We memorize them, put them on post-it notes on the mirrors in our bathroom so we are reminded of them when we wake up, and when we get ready for bed. When the pressures of life come, we claim them and stand on them. This is all good, and proper, and God gave us these promises for us to stand upon. But God also gives us commands and I think we should memorize these and post these up around our homes, to remind us of what God calls us to be and do. One such command is found in Luke 6:35: “But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.” This is a tough command. This isn’t about loving our friends – it is how we are to treat our enemies. What Jesus commands here is simply not possible without His enabling. So, ask Him for that, knowing this is exactly how he treated us when we were His enemies.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley