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David Jeremiah 19 February 2022 Daily Devotional || Love Conquers All: Love Conquers Hate

David Jeremiah Devotional 19th February 2022
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Topic: Love Conquers All: Love Conquers Hate

Today’s Scripture: But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you. – Matthew 5:44

Recommended Reading: Romans 5:10

David Jeremiah 19 February 2022 Daily Devotional Message

The Sermon on the Mount represented a sea-change in theology and practice among first-century Jews. Jesus corrected their misinformed traditions regarding murder, adultery, divorce, oath-taking, revenge, benevolence, prayer, fasting, material goods, judging . . . and relating to one’s enemies (Matthew 5 – 7).

Leviticus 19:18 was clear: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But the Jews had added a convenient addendum: “Love your neighbor and hate your enemy” (Matthew 5:43, emphasis added). Jesus corrected their selfish tradition: “But I say to you, love your enemies” (Matthew 5:44).

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This was a revolutionary idea! It would take the apostle Paul’s theological writing to expand on this idea by noting that, even though we were the enemies of God, God loved us and Christ died for us (Romans 5:10; Colossians 1:21). God loved us when we were His enemies; therefore, we should love those who are our enemies: “even as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32).

As you consider your thoughts toward others, remember God’s thoughts of love toward you—and do likewise.

You never so touch the ocean of God’s love as when you forgive and love your enemies.
Corrie ten Boom

Read-Thru-the-Bible: Numbers 30 – 36

David Jeremiah 19 February 2022 Daily Devotional Message. Turning Point God was founded in 1982 as the broadcast ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world.

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