What is the best way to destroy your enemies? Is it to ruin their reputation, to curse them, or to dothem violence? And if you do, will this make your better than them?
One hundred and fifty years ago, Abraham Lincoln said, “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.” Well, that is a unique way to deal with your enemies. A way not seen too often these days. But if they are your enemies, how do you make them your friends?
2,000 years ago, Jesus gave us this answer: “But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.”*
Love your enemies. That is no easy task, but it is possible. Do you need a starting point on how to do this? Then let us look to the advice Solomon gave us.
If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; For so you will heap coals of fire on his head, and the Lord will reward you.Proverbs 25:21-22