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Driving out darkness with love

Driving out darkness with love

Today's reading and Journaling is: Luke 6:35-36

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We left yesterday with the assignment to ponder John 15:13 and ....

 Jesus gave up his life for _______. (Insert your name.)

In all that Jesus said about Love, he wants us to drive out darkness. But what does that mean?

Now for the rest of the story....

Today's verses take this a step further.

"But Love your enemies, do good to them .."Luke 6:35

The hard part for my fleshly, natural, sin-filled man, is what I'm getting ready to say.

Jesus gave up his life for your enemy, too.

Our enemies treat us horrible, that is why we consider them our enemy. But God's word reminds us that no matter what we should still treat them well, doing good to them.

No more back biting, gossiping, or showing our disapproval. No, strive to do good to them. Because as Martin Luther King Jr. said

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

As you spend the weekend with those you love, look for ways you can show love to your enemy. Because that is what will make the difference.

In all that Jesus said about Love, he wants us to drive out darkness. But what does that mean?

***Side note, abuse is not what I am talking about here. Abusers are the enemy and do not understand love. In that situation, yes, please still love them, but love them from a distance, by praying for them. Make sure you get help from your abuse, which comes in many different ways. Ask God to send those who will stand with you and pour His love into you, helping you to see the truth. You are precious. ****

Music Monday: Walk on Water

What Love and Selfless Sacrifice have in common?

What Love and Selfless Sacrifice have in common?