How to Bring Your Enemies to Christ
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
There was a young U.S. Marine recruit who was a faithful believer in Christ, prayed often, and lived his life for the Lord. But because of his strong faith, some of the others in his barracks resented him and mocked his beliefs.
So one day after a particularly hard day of marching in the mud, the men returned to their bunks exhausted. After the lights went out, this young recruit knelt down by his bed and began to pray quietly, just as he had always done. Another recruit was tired of this routine. So he picked up his muddy boot, and threw it at the praying Marine, and hit him right in the head.
A few other soldiers chuckled a bit, but the young believer simply set the boot aside and finished his prayer. The next morning, when the fellow who had thrown the boot woke up, he noticed his boots had been neatly placed at the end of his bunk… cleaned and shined like new. And through that act, that young soldier who threw the boot eventually placed his faith in Jesus.
Loving others isn’t complicated. It’s simply going above and beyond, by the power of the Spirit, in treating others how you’d like to be treated, no matter how they treat you. So instead of seeking to get even with those who do you wrong, repay them with good and watch the Lord draw them to Himself!
INSTEAD OF TRYING TO VINDICATE YOURSELF, BRING YOUR ENEMIES TO CHRIST BY DOING GOOD TO THEM!
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