Galatians 6:10 – Verse of the Day 5/27/14
Can you think of another person in your life that is difficult to love? What does the Bible have to say about how you should treat that person?
This verse makes the radical claim that Christians must do good to everyone. That is hard enough. It also says that we must do good to those who are of the household of faith. That is even harder, because we rub shoulders with people in our church every week. We experience the little things that bug us more frequently and the big things we can’t escape. No wonder Jesus said that as Christians we must die to ourselves and our natural desires. How else could we love those people who are the most difficult to love?
If you start to think this sort of love is impossible, allow this to encourage you as you remember the great love that Jesus has shown to you. Jesus died for us when we were sinners. Even though we deserved death for our sin, he died in our place in order to restore our relationship through faith. If this is the love that God has shown to us, spend some time in prayer asking him to enable you to love everyone, and especially that person in your household of faith (or maybe even in your own household!) who is most difficult to love.