Loving God, by Mike Bickle

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{ Day 270 }

But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. ... But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. —Luke 6:27-28, 35, NKJV

When we place the injustice done to us in God's hands, we allow room for His vengeance. If we act in an angry spirit and try to vindicate ourselves, God steps back and lets us fight alone. His plan is that He takes revenge however He sees fit, and we bless our enemy even as He works vengeance. He is a God who mostly wants to bless and be merciful, and as we bless our enemies, we exhibit His character even as He doles out justice. That's His idea for showing mercy even when justice is needed. When we are kind to our enemies, we mirror the Father's kindness for evil and ungrateful men, and we come into unity with the ruler of the universe. There is no form of spiritual warfare more powerful than that.

{ PRAYER STARTER }

Teach me, Lord, that vengeance belongs to You. Teach me to bless my enemies, to extend mercy and love instead of seeking to extract justice. You will fight for me, and I will love for You.

Vengeance belongs in God's hands.
He settles scores perfectly.

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