You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
I have set the Lord always before me,
because he is at my right hand,
I shall not be shaken.
– Psalm 16:8
Don’t think I ever heard Jesus say…
Love your Neighbors…unless they are homeless..
Love your Neighbors…unless they are undocumented.
Love your Neighbors…unless they are different.
Love your Neighbors…unless they are not Christian.
Love your Neighbors…unless they are Muslim.
Love your Neighbors…unless they inconvenience you.
Love your Neighbors…unless they are Poor.
Love your Neighbors…unless they are asking for help.
I am constantly am seeing Christian brothers and sisters post things about things they don’t like and calling them “these people” as if they are repulsive. It is a way of dehumanizing others.
Jesus never UNLESS he said LOVE.YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. – Mark 12:31
and he also said
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” – Matthew 25:40.
So the next time you are rejecting “these people” think about who you are rejecting!!
Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” -Matthew 25:41-46
He would not permit the demons
to speak, because they knew him.
– Mark 1:34 (ESV)
How profound is that statement He would not permit the demons to speak. Why wouldn’t Jesus do so “because they knew him.”
As we are disciples of Jesus it follows that Satan and his demons also know who we are, how we think, where our weakness’s lay.
And because Satan is the father of lies, and is our enemy who wants to take us out at any cost, we need do as Jesus did and not permit him to speak his lies over us and our family
We need to say “No!” whenever he tries to tell us lies such as:
You will never control your eating.
You will never accomplish anything.
Your kids will never amount to anything.
Your marriage is doomed to fail.
Your business will fail.
You will never change.
God does not love you as much as her.
Just give up!
We need to keep a watch for the lies of the enemy and Just say no to them. Remember what the Bible tells us…
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
– James 4:7 (ESV)
Christianity is not a spectator sport. Be watchful, resist the enemy, and follow God’s leading and you will be amazed at where he leads you to.