Even some of the smartest minds may have trouble understanding what God is trying to tell us in the Bible. The section about enemies is one of the areas that can be tough to grasp. We are in a society where many people tend to live for themselves.
Having the ability to love and forgive our enemies is counter to our own sense of reasoning. God teaches us that if we see our enemies in trouble or in need, we help them no matter what.
Below are 5 Bible verses about the importance of loving your enemy:
Luke 6:27 – “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.”
Exodus 23:5 – If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying down under its burden, you shall refrain from leaving him with it; you shall rescue it with him.
Acts 7: 60 – And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
Ephesians 4:32 – Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Mark 11:25 – And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”