But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Many talk about the love of God, but the Bible says clearly that faith without works is dead. We should, of course, tell those around us that we love them. We are not promised the next breath and none of us know when our appointment with death is. Seize the moment and tell those around you that you love them. However our love is more than dead, meaningless words. We are to place works with our faith and thereby we make love the living and beautiful thing that it is.
One of the greatest ways we can display and model the love of Christ for those around us to see, is to extend the mercy of God to our enemies. I was at odds and estranged from Jesus Christ one day when He came and shared His unconditional love with me by giving His all on Calvary’s cross. How different we human beings are from our precious Savior.
We don’t mind sharing, giving and loving others if they reciprocate by returning the same to us. It can be an entirely different story if they are not so fond of us. Jesus died for us while we were yet sinners and before we even really understood we had a problem. What a merciful and loving God.
So how do we display that same mercy and love to others that the LORD extended to us? We do that by loving our enemies, doing good, lending and hoping for nothing again. You see, we sow seeds of righteousness, but it is not the human beings place to give the increase and growth to those seeds. One plants, another waters but God gives the increase. Plant your seeds of mercy and love as unto the Lord and God’s Word promises that we shall be the children of the Highest. Children of the Highest! What an incomprehensible inheritance we have if only we learn to love our enemies.