Loving those who hate you.. this is a characteristic that only a Christian can truly claim. Maybe others could claim that they bear with their enemies.. or that they don’t retaliate against their enemies, or maybe they even try to be kind to their enemies and do things for them.. but loving them. Well that’s entirely different. This kind of love can only be given to us by God. It is a supernatural kind of love.

Jesus goes on to explain reasons why we should love our enemies and pray for them. We want to be called sons of our Father. For he loves even those who are unjust. There is common grace that he allows for everyone. He blesses the just and unjust with the same rain and the same sunshine.

It’s easy to love those who love you back. How much greater is God’s love then, when we understand that he first loved us. When we were in love with ourselves and our sin, he brought us to him in love.