Westside Baptist Church of York  
 
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Kermit L. Minnick, Pastor

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Title
 
Scripture
         
44
“… love your enemies ...”
Matthew 5:44
 
 
   

The Lord Jesus Christ said, “love your enemies...do good to those who hate you.” He then taught that this is what God does everyday: “He makes the sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” God causes the sun to shine indiscriminately on the honest and on the deceitful, on the pure and on the lewd. He causes the life-preserving rains to descend on the farmland for the benefit of the hard-worker as well as the sluggard, for the peaceable as well as the contentious. There are many blessings which God bestows upon everyone irrespective of his or her morality. As God blesses those who love Him and who endeavor to please and obey Him, He demonstrates His goodness. As God blesses those who hate Him and who endeavor to please themselves, ignoring His commandments and spurning His authority over them, He not only demonstrates His goodness, but also His forbearance, patience, and longsuffering. But an even greater demonstration of God’s love to His enemies is His sending His Son to bear the punishment of their sins on the cross that they might be saved from everlasting ruin. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Dear reader, from birth each of us is a sinful enemy of God: “the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.” Yet God gave us rain and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.” God’s goodness should lead us to faith and repentance before He treats us as we deserve. We must repent or perish.

   

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