Luke 10:17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” Luke 10:18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Luke 10:19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the […]
But I say to you who are listening: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. To the person who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other as well, and from the person who takes away your coat, do not withhold […]
Matt. 5:43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ Matt. 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, Matt. 5:45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun […]
1 “Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth”— let Israel now say— 2 “Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me. 3 The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows.” 4 The Lord is righteous; he has cut the cords of the wicked. 5 […]
Here are some cool bits from early in Numbers. People are dedicated to the Lord and being formed into His people. At the same time, Moses and Aaron are being formed into High Priests – the men that will represent God to the people and vice versa.
What would happen if we held on to truth (which is Christ) and increased our love? What if we increased our love even more for those that we disagree with, or are even our enemies? That is one of Christ’s most compelling teachings and that fits right in line with these things from Paul and Christ’s words of forgiveness from the cross.