Luke 6:35 – Verse of the Day 6/8/13
Although not as well known as Matthew’s “Sermon on the Mount,” Luke’s “Sermon on the Plain” contains Jesus’ essential teachings about the Kingdom of God. True belief means the willingness to love even one’s enemies. Just as God forgave us “when we were yet sinners” (Romans 5:8) so we are called to do likewise.
We get a snapshot of God’s love for us when we are faced with our own enemies. It is so difficult to forgive, much less to love, a person who has offended us. What infinite love and mercy God showers upon us by forgiving us for so much. As you pray, consider the sheer magnitude of the forgiveness we have in Christ and consider how God might have you demonstrate the same kind of mercy to others.